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 egg whites (about 1 dozen plus 2 large eggs - at room temperature)
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup less 2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon almond extract (GF) or ¾ teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla (GF) ½ teaspoon vanilla
Sift 6 times:
½ cup sifted potato starch flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup powdered sugar
Sift potato starch flour, cornstarch and powdered sugar 6 times. Set (½ cup) aside. Beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar, salt & flavorings. Continue beating until stiff. Add sugar 2 tablespoons at a time and continue beating until very stiff. Sift (½ cup) sifted ingredients over egg whites a little at a time, folding in with a wire egg beater or large spoon. turn bowl often. Put batter in ungreased tube pan. Gently cut through batter to level and prevent large holes.
Slightly less than 400 degrees for 30 minutes (put a piece of foil on top after 15 minutes to prevent burning). Hang upside down overnight. You may frost with a butter icing when cooled, serve plain, or add sliced strawberries and top with Cool Whip. Store in the refrigerator.
Chocolate flavor add 1 heaping tablespoon of cocoa.
Pink Angel Cake: Add 1 heaping tablespoon of mixed fruit Jello powder.