In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
cup glutinous rice flour
1 cup white rice flour
¼ cup tapioca flour
¼ cup brown rice flour
¼ cup corn flour (yellow ground flour from the Middle Eastern Store)
*If you dont keep corn flour on hand, add something else! I dont consider the flour mix critical -- whatever you like and works for you.
a little sugar
1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ Teaspoon oil or shortening
¼-½ cup water as needed
Mix all together minus the water. Add the water a little at a time until the dough holds together. Make a bunch of little balls using a teaspoon Load up the tortilla maker with one of the little balls. The machine will squash the little ball into a perfect circle and cook it. Cooking time is about 15-30 seconds for doughy pancakes that roll up easily. Cool longer if wish to brown and then re-heat in the microwave to make pliable again. Cooking a minute or longer makes a flatbread cracker that doesnt bend (but is still good slathered with butter). If wish crepes for dinner, add more sugar. Can add xanthan gum if you are lucky enough to have it on hand. Im experimenting with adding an egg and making pancakes. If you boil the water, you get perfect pancakes for Peking Duck (which you can sometimes get from carryout in Virginia!) or other Chinese food. You could also fry them and make egg rolls.