Does this person suffer from Celiac Disease or is it just her preference to abstain from gluten?
If CD is the case, you must be very careful. "Celiac Disease (CD) is unique in that a specific food component, gluten, has been identified as the culprit. Gluten is the common name for the offending proteins in specific cereal grains that are harmful to persons with CD. These proteins are found in all forms of wheat (including durum, semolina, spelt, kamut, einkorn, and faro), and related grains, rye, barley, and tritcale. Damage to the mucosal surface of the small intestine is caused by an immunologically toxic reaction to the ingestion of gluten"
You need to stick to the approved recipe..do not substitute ingredients as you may endanger the well being of your friend. You need to sterilize your baking products before you begin, as some gluten/flour may remain. You need to clean down the oven just to be on the safe side. Even your VANILLA must be gluten free.Potential harmful ingredients include:
Brown rice syrup (frequently made from barley) Caramel color (infrequently made from barley) Dextrin (usually corn, but may be derived from wheat) Flour or cereal products Malt or malt flavoring (usually made from barley. Okay if made from corn) Malt vinegar Modified food starch (from unspecified or forbidden source)
Soy sauce or soy sauce solids (many soy sauces contain wheat)
Individuals with CD get really sick when they ingest gluten...So I humbly recommend that you double chek with her if you don't know.
You can visit www.celiac.org
, and other similar informative websites discussing the matter. The exerpts are from that site.