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. In 1998 I founded The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore!, and I am the co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
The following recipe appeared in Volume 6, Number 1 (January 1997) of the Sprue-Nik Press which is published by the Tri-County Celiac Sprue Support Group, a chapter of CSA/USA, Inc. serving southeastern Michigan.
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
½ cup corn margarine
1 cup sugar
½ cup uncooked Cream of Rice hot cereal
3 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
1 egg or ¼ cup cholesterol free egg product
¼ cup walnuts (optional)
In a medium saucepan, heat the water and margarine to a boil. Sprinkle in the cereal. Cook for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat, cover it, and let it sit for 4 minutes. Stir in the egg or egg product and vanilla.
In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa, and baking powder. Stir in the cereal mixture until well blended. Stir in the nuts, if used. Spread the mixture evenly in a greased 8 x 8 x 2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes. Cool and cut into 2-inch squares (This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9 x 13 inch pan.).