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 butter or margarine
¾ cup cocoa powder
2 ¼ cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/3 cup gluten-free flour (used Bette Hagmans mix plus Xanthan Gum)
1 cup chopped nuts (if desired)
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 325F Grease (not oil) and lightly cocoa (instead of flour) 9x13 pan. In large sauce pan, melt margarine/butter with cocoa over low heat, stirring constantly (actually, I just put the cocoa and butter in a bowl, stick it in the microwave for a couple of minutes, until the butter is melted. Stir with a fork until its mostly smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Blend in sugar. Beat in eggs, one a time. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread in prepared pan.
Bake at 325F and check after 20-25 minutes (I use a stoneware pan and it takes about 10 minutes longer than in a metal pan). I consider them done when whatever is stuck in the middle to check for doneness (toothpick, butter-knife, whatevers handy) comes up a bit moist, but not with a great deal of chocolate adhering to it. Im aiming for a slightly gooey middle and somewhat cake-like edges. Its safe to say that they will not be done before 20 minutes unless your oven really cooks on the hot side.