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 Nancy Garniez.
Preheat oven to 425F.
¼ cup bean flour (I use mung bean, but you can also use lentil, chickpea or a mixture of two or three--be creative!)
¼ cup rice flour
½ cup equal parts arrowroot (I dont eat corn, but cornstarch would do as well), potato starch, and rice bran
½ teaspoon xanthan gum
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Mix the flour above with 1 ½ tablespoons of margarine or butter until small pea-like lumps form (you dont have to be too careful about this step, especially if the margarine is soft). Beat in 1 egg, ½ teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoons of milk or water. Mix to form a fairly thick dough. Put into a buttered square or round dish or pie plate. Top with sliced fruit: Plums, peaches, etc, densely covering the dough. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Dot the top with bits of margarine or butter and bake for 25 minutes.