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.
All Purpose Flour mixture:
4 cup brown rice flour
1 ½ cup Sweet rice flour (at Asian markets)
1 cup tapioca starch flour
1 cup Rice polish (Ener-g food at health food stores)
1 tablespoon of Guar gum (health food stores)
Whisk all ingredients together. Make large batches and store in Ziploc bags in freezer.
Sandwich Buns/Pizza Shells/Cinnamon Rolls
1 ¾ c. lukewarm water
3 large eggs
¼ c. butter or margarine (not low fat substitute)
1 ¼ c. water (yes, an other l ¼c of water)
1 tsp. gluten-free vinegar (I use Heinz)
1/3 c. sugar, less the 2 tsp. above
1 ½ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup nonfat dry milk
2 cups rice flour (can be white or brown or ½ and ½)
2 cups tapioca flour
3 ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
2 package active dry yeast (1 ½T)
Dissolve the 2 teaspoon sugar in the 1 ¾c. lukewarm water. Sprinkle yeast on the top and let sit 10 min. until bubbly. Melt butter. Add 1 ¼c. cool water and vinegar. Sift together dry ingredients. Stir the yeast mixture and the water/butter/vinegar mixture into the dry ingredients, then add eggs and beat 2 min. with mixer on high speed.
SANDWICH BUNS The recipe says 12-14) Place English muffin rings, 4 aluminum tins, tuna cans, etc. on a baking sheet and coat inside well with a nonstick spray. Fill half of them.
PIZZA SHELLS(makes 2 14 shells) Place mound of dough on greased cookie sheet or pizza pan. Sprinkle with tapioca flour, cover fingertips with flour, and gently par the dough out to desired size using the flat of your hand.
CINNAMON ROLLS: Proceed as for buns, but put only a small amount of dough in ring, top mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, nuts and currants or raisins (0r ½ c. sugar and 2 teaspoon cinnamon) repeat layers.
Allow dough to rise double in a warm place. Can take as long as 1 ½ hr.
Bake buns or rolls at 350F for 30 min. or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Swirl cinnamon rolls with icing if desired. Cut the buns in 2 . Seal in zip bags and freeze.
Bake unfilled pizza shells at 400 8 min. just until they begin to brown. Seal surface lightly with olive oil, fill with topping, bake 10 min. additional. Or freeze baked shells for future use, fill unthawed shells with desired topping, bake at 400F for 10-12 min.