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Hi, I´m going to bake this cake, but I don´t know what "mace" is, I think it´s a spice, but how does it looks?

asked by pildora over 4 years ago
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francesca gilberti

Francesca is the former Assistant Editor of food52 and believes you can make anything out of farro.

added over 4 years ago

Mace is a slightly unusual spice you can order online (we like Kalustyans -- check them out!) -- it's dark-colored and usually sold ground.

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Kristy Mucci

Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

added over 4 years ago

Hey there! You're right, mace is a spice. It grows around nutmeg, and has a similar flavor.

Here's a big photo of ground mace: http://www.bulkpeppercorns...
And here's a photo of mace (and nutmeg) in it's natural state: http://en.wikipedia.org...

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added over 4 years ago

Tanks for fast anwser!. So can I substitute mace with nutmeg?

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Kristy Mucci

Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

added over 4 years ago

you sure can. and if you pick up some mace in the future, you can always make this cake again using it.

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added over 4 years ago

There are 2 photos on food52 -- http://www.food52.com/foodpickle... -- and another one -- http://www.food52.com/foodpickle...