While it sounds ominous, Mace is actually just a second spice from the same tree that produces Nutmeg. Ground Mace can be used as a substitute for Nutmeg in a pinch, but has an even more intense flavor that benefits from being added earlier during the cooking time so the oils have time to “blossom.” Mace Blades are used in more savory cooking similar to the way Whole Bay Leaves are, added to a dish throughout the cooking time and pulled out before it is served to help infuse flavor.


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