Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Oh, What a Suprise!

The lovely lady over at Vanilla and Lace has a fantastic use for arrowroot powder. Though I did not know much about its use before Spice Entice, this herb is great for gravies, and substitution for anything that requires cornstarch. This homemade deodorant is made with a minimum number of ingredients, and great for people who are allergic to the additives in traditional deodorant.

In other news, Spice Entice will be opening a booth at the Forsyth Farmer's Market in Forsyth, Ga. It will be held every Friday from 12 noon - 6 pm behind the Farmer's Bank. If it is raining, the market will be in Aldermen Hall at The Welcome Center at 68 North Lee Street in Forsyth. This market is similar to that of the City Market on the Green in Macon, GA.

A few people expressed concern over my Facebook status professing my love of Mace Pound Cake made by John Relyea. I have in fact, not lost my mind. Mace is a spice that comes from the outer covering of the nutmeg seed. Mace has a warm, spicy flavor that is subtler, but similar to nutmeg. Its strong aroma is similar to a combination of pepper & cinnamon. I had a slice after dinner with applesauce drizzled on top and the end result made me want to eat it for breakfast!


4 eggs

1 c. butter

1 c. milk

1 lb. confectioners sugar

3 c. flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. mace

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. almond extract

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix all ingredients. Grease and flour tube pan or Bundt pan.

Bake for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.