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.
Makes 18 - 20 buns.
Use the bread/roll recipe below, adding more flour (a little at time) in order to make the dough more workable. Then, roll the dough out on a floured board with floured saran wrap on the top. Make a large rectangle (approx. 14 x 20). Then lift the saran wrap, dot the dough w/butter and sprinkle w/a lot of cinnamon/sugar and raisons. Then, carefully roll it up the long way (It will be challenging) . Place the seam on the bottom. With a very sharp knife or non-flavored dental floss, cut slices approximately ¾ wide. Place the pinwheels on a buttered cookie tray. When the come out of the oven, I top them with a confectioner sugar glaze. Quite Yummy (easily freezable)!
BREAD / ROLL RECIPE
½ cup warm water
2 teaspoon sugar
4 teaspoon dry yeast
In a small bowl mix the water and sugar, add the yeast then let it stand while you make up the rest.
1 ½ cups of warm water
4 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Mix the above wet ingredients in a bowl and beat well.
2 cups tapioca flour (I use tapioca starch)
2 cups rice flour (OR 1 ¾ rice flour & ¼ soy flour)
2/3 cup powdered milk
4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 ½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup sugar
Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and add the yeast mixture last. Beat well (by hand) for 2 min. (Add a bit more tapioca flour if needed.) The dough will still be quite sticky. Allow to rise once in a warm place until doubled ( about ½ hour). Put in a well greased bread pan and bake 350 for 25 min or so. * * * You can also make delicious buns. Either spoon onto greased cookie sheet OR form each roll into a ball and flatten a bit. Allow to rise till double, then place on a greased pan. You can make these into sandwich rolls or burger buns, or even hot dog buns if shaped that way. Brush tops with egg yolk for a glaze (optional: sprinkle w/sesame or poppy seeds)