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What is a good substitute for mace?

I have a recipe for a yellow poundcake that requires 1/4 tsp mace. I don't have it and won't be buying it... should I just leave it out or is there a reasonable substitute? What does it taste like?

 
science_spot

Asked by science_spot at 12:35 PM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • If you mean mace the spice, it's obtained from nutmeg, so I would probably go with that.

    Sharon
    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 12:39 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • mace

    –noun
    a spice ground from the layer between a nutmeg shell and its outer husk, resembling nutmeg in flavor.


    THIS IS FROM DICTIONARY.COM
    tiger_tatted1

    Answer by tiger_tatted1 at 12:39 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Pepper spray?lol I have neve heard of that!
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 12:36 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Mace? Like pepper spray!? What the heck?
    SuperrMommyy

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 12:36 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • LMAO!! OMG..Im an idiot!
    SuperrMommyy

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 12:40 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Ha! I read the question and immediately defaulted to some short of defense spray to keep "idiots" at bay --- which would be any type of bug spray, like Raid.

    But the answer to your question would be - Nutmeg
    MsIrene05

    Answer by MsIrene05 at 12:45 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • haha..I was going to say wasp spray because it will spray up to 12 feet which is far enough away that someone can not get their hands on you AND it will blind it's victims. They would have to o to the hospital to get the antidote. So you could actually get away.

    but I would just go with nutmeg.. hee hee.
    Momforhealth

    Answer by Momforhealth at 1:10 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • LMAO at all of you!! Ok... nutmeg I have. I'll try that. TG for test cakes ;)
    science_spot

    Comment by science_spot (original poster) at 1:15 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

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