Recipe for Brye

A few people have asked me for this after I made mention of it in my status updates. This is a Forbes-family treat that is great when you’re feeling crummy. We used to have it all the time when I was a kid and we were home from school. I just learned the other night that it’s actually a dessert (I would never have guessed). Anyway, here is the recipe for Brye:


2 cups milk

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

pinch of salt

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

2 tbsp butter


Put the sugar and flour into a medium saucepan. Measure the milk in a glass measuring cup and pour into saucepan. In the same measuring cup, whisk the egg and pour into saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add the butter, vanilla, and salt and stir until it thickens. Let it cool a bit before partaking!