A recipe that illustrates the Scottish heritage of some Canadian cooking. These deep-fried pastries are flavoured with mace, a beautifully aromatic spice made from the lacy husk of a nutmeg.
Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and ground mace into a bowl and stir in the grated zest of lemon. Add the butter in pieces and rub the mixture together with your fingertips. Stir in the beaten eggs and mix to a stiff dough. Turn the dough on to a floured board and roll out until about