This may depend on recipe, however since Mace is the outer coating of nutmeg seeds, I was wondering if nutmeg can be substituted in for mace in recipes. Specifically, there is this recipe for hot dogs that I want to try from about.com:
3 feet sheep or small (1-1/2-inch diameter) hog casings 1 pound lean pork, cubed 3/4 pound lean beef, cubed 1/4 pound pork fat, cubed 1/4 cup very finely minced onion 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon finely ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/4 teaspoon ground mace 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard seed 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 teaspoon freshly fine ground white pepper 1 egg white 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/4 cup milk
I have nutmeg in powdered form, is that an acceptable substitution and if so do I need to make any adjustments to the recipe? Would prefer the answer generalized a ratio of nutmeg for needed mace for other recipes.