Mace

How much powdered mace would equal one single strand of mace? Never cooked with it before -- recipe calls for a single strand and could only get powdered at the market. Thanks in advance.

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boulangere
boulangere March 21, 2015

I would estimate about 1/8 teaspoon. The threads of mace that cover a nutmeg aren't all that substantial. Too, mace is very bitter, so a little bit goes a long way.

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boulangere March 21, 2015

By the way, Kristen W., what are you making?

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Kristen W.
Kristen W. March 21, 2015

Thanks! Here's the recipe: http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/aloo-gobi-curry-recipe/

I really don't know this blog, but I got have a cauliflower and some potatoes from the CSA to contend with, and a yen for an Indian preparation. Based on the ingredient list it looked to me like it should be good.

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Kristen W. March 21, 2015

P.S. I didn't actually know that mace was the thread that covers nutmeg!

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boulangere March 22, 2015

Ok, well, a nutmeg nut is covered by threads of red mace. Your Indian-inspired cauliflower and potatoes with mace (and who knows what else) sounds lovely, and I hope you'll post the recipe here on at Food52.

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Nancy
Nancy March 23, 2015

as you''ve already bought it, keep using the powdered mace. But fir those who don't have it, or don't love it, nutmeg makes a fine substitute.

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Kristen W.
Kristen W. March 23, 2015

OK, good to know!

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Rachna's Kitchen
Rachna's Kitchen November 24, 2016

Hi Kristen,
I am Indian cook and make hundreds of recipes using mace. It is a strong Indian spice with strong flavour. I usually use it in this http://www.rachnas-kitchen.com/hyderabadi-chicken-biryani-recipe/
You can get info there.
Thanks

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