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.
This recipe comes to us from Linda Rosendahl.
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon anise seed
1 cup white corn flour
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3. Beat eggs and sugar thoroughly. Add anise seed. Sift and measure flour, and add to the sugar/egg mixture. Bake in prepared pan about 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean (Pan will be only half full). Remove loaf from pan and cut loaf into sixteen ½ thick slices. Place slices on greased baking sheet; bake 5 min., or until bottoms of slices are browned; turn and bake 5 min. more, or until sides are browned. Makes 16 slices. Store in airtight container. These keep very well.
Note: these are also tasty if you substitute lemon flavoring for the anise seed, and add some candied dried fruit. Also you could try substituting almond flavoring instead of the anise seed.