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 Becky Ilog.
1 box Mochiko rice flour (1 pound box)
3 cups water
2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons powdered cocoa (unsweetened)
1 cup water
Extra cocoa for dusting
Optional for chocoholics: half cup of gluten free chocolate chips to sprinkle on top
OR gluten free sprinkles
In a saucepan, mix sugar and cocoa well. Add 1 cup water and heat and stir until the sugar and cocoa are dissolved. Turn off heat.
Mix rice flour and 3 cups water in a large microwave safe bowl until mixture is smooth. Cover and microwave on high power for 5 minutes. Remove from microwave & mix well (it will be quite thick). Return to the microwave and cook 5 minutes more. Remove from microwave. Pour the cocoa syrup mixture over the rice mixture (I had to move everything to a bigger bowl at this point) and stir thoroughly until it is a smooth, uniform (but thick) consistency. Pour mixture into a greased pan (you could use an 13 x 9 inch pan but I used 3 loaf pans; the recipe on the box does not specify). Sprinkle with chocolate chips (optional) or sprinkles. Cool until firm. Dust top well with cocoa and turn out onto a cutting board. Cut into small squares. Store in an airtight container & refrigerate.