Yesterday I brought it over to my mother's house and she took a piece to see what it tasted like....well, her eyes lit up. It smells like nutmeg, maybe not as strong but it has a wonderful aroma. The skins are chewy, and it tastes like nutmeg but after you take it out of your mouth ( I let it rest on the tip of my tongue) all of a sudden there is a heat that starts ....not hot but a tingling sensation.
I buy mace for baking.
Yesterday I warmed up a cup of milk with a bit of honey and put a piece of mace in it ........oh my.
I will be experimenting more with this....I have some of it drying out , then I will grind it down to a fine powder.
The other spice I bought is Tellicherry. (heavens !! ) It has to be just about the most intense aromatic peppers I have ever had. My mother tried that too....when I heard "crunch" , I immediately informed my dad of the following, " Dad, in a matter of 10 seconds, her face will go cherry red, she will smile, eyes will water up and she will break out laughing ...." sure enough.
I don't know, with that pepper its like a pleasure/pain type of thing. Its just so intense the aroma when you freshly grind it.
So there you have it , two wonderful spices. There should be a thread just on pepper......