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I was going to make the caramel cake, the recipe says not to leave out the mace. My local grocery does not carry it, and with the current weather I cannot get to Penzeys. Any suggestions?

asked by peach49 almost 8 years ago

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Soozll
added almost 8 years ago

Use a little nutmeg instead...just use 1/4 less.

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added almost 8 years ago

Definitely, nutmeg (mace is a lacy coating on nutmeg). While your recipe writer probably likes the somewhat more delicate flavor or the color of the mace, a little nutmeg will taste good too.

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added almost 8 years ago

Nutmeg, yes. Who uses mace anyway except to deter attackers?

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innoabrd
added almost 8 years ago

I'm a mace fan from our days in India. I don't think there's anything terribly delicate about it!

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