One of my most favorite scary movies is The Others with Nicole Kidman. It’s it’s creepy, it’s unnerving, it’s dark and it has a fantastic surprise ending. (If you haven’t seen The Others yet, stop reading this post so I don’t ruin it for you! You can just skip on down to the recipe – then go rent the movie ASAP!)
Nicole Kidman plays Grace, a mother of two who loves her children dearly but is just a little bit crazy. In all honesty, who wouldn’t go crazy in that big, dark house constantly covered in fog and a piano that plays by itself? The character Mrs. Mills shows up on their doorstep one day and is hired on as the new housekeeper. Thank goodness because Grace’s kids needed a little stability and wholesome cooking in their lives…or deaths, as it were! Mwah-ha-ha!
I’m pretty sure Mrs. Mills would have served up Yorkshire pudding fairly regularly. It is classic English fare and she wouldn’t have had to go to the market for any of the ingredients, which is a good thing since it’s kind of hard for ghosts to go shopping!
This recipe is from my friend Angie. It has been passed down from generation to generation and is the best version of this dish I’ve ever had.
- 4 eggs
- 2 1/4 c. milk
- 1 1/2 c. flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 tablespoons margarine, butter or meat drippings (Meat drippings is traditional and good for serving this as a savory dish. Butter or margarine is more neutral and makes this recipe good for breakfast served with jam.)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Place your fat of choice in a 9″ x 13″ pan and place pan in the oven. Keep it in the oven until fat is boiling then take out of the oven. If you are using butter, make sure to remove from the oven before butter burns, even if it is not yet boiling.
Pour the blended ingredients directly into the hot pan.
Bake at 450 for 25ish minutes, until it has browned and the sides have risen very high.