Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Chef Taffy, chats about Christmas culinary traditions in this special throwback episode to the early days.
Taffy Elrod is a professional chef, cooking instructor, recipe developer, food writer and former restaurant owner, with over 20 years’ experience in the food industry.
Born into a family of artists and cooks in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she learned early on that food was a powerful medium for creation and change. She is passionate about empowering others to cook and enjoy the food that matters most to them.
Taffy resides in New York’s Hudson Valley, where she cooks and develops recipes with her husband Pizza Man and their rescue cat Kit-Kat.
Taffy’s Yorkshire Pudding:
Preheat oven to 425F (220C)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons melted fat or butter
- 1/2 cup unflavoured whey protein powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- Additional 1/2 cup hot fat – preferable beef drippings
- Mix wet ingredients then stir in dry ingredients or mix briefly in blender.
Heat beef fat in a pan or muffin tins in preheated oven.
Add batter and bake at 425F (220C) until puffed and brown.
You can replace the whey powder with egg white powder but use a little less – 1/4 to 1/3 cup.