¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
¼ teaspoon cloves
½ cup sugar
¼ cup margarine, melted
2/3 cup gluten-free flour mix**
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¾ teaspoon baking powder

Combine the salt and eggs in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually add in the sugar, beating constantly until the mixture is thick and pale (about 5 minutes).

Mix the flour and spices in a bowl and stir well. Gradually fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Gradually fold in the margarine and vanilla.

Coat a madeleine pan with gluten-free cooking spray. Spoon about 1 Tablespoon of the mixture into each madeleine form. (Instead of a madeleine pan you may use a muffin pan, mini muffin pan, muffin top pan, etc. filled not quite half full. The batter simply needs something to hold its shape.) Bake at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

Remove the madeleines from the pan using the tip of a knife. Let them cool completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes about 2 dozen.

This recipe comes to us from Joan Kulka. Note: For the rice flour in the gluten-free flour mix, Joan uses equal portions of sweet rice flour (like Mochiko) and oriental rice flour.

** gluten-free flour mix:
6 cups white rice flour
2 cups potato starch (NOT the same as potato flour)
1 cup tapioca starch (also called tapioca flour)

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