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Re: condensed milk from Migros

We also had the problem with the thin condensed milk trying to make a caramel slice. We source our canned sweetened condensed milk in Germany, where you get the proper thick one, and where the price is not outrageous - I found a thick sweetened can in Switzerland, but paying more than 4CHF just to make sweets is hard to justify . . .

We buy our brown sugar, custard and condensed milk in UK and bring it over each trip . . . the kids know to fill their luggage with the stuff!
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We also had the problem with the thin condensed milk trying to make a caramel slice. We source our canned sweetened condensed milk in Germany, where you get the proper thick one, and where the price is not outrageous - I found a thick sweetened can in Switzerland, but paying more than 4CHF just to make sweets is hard to justify . . .

We buy our brown sugar, custard and condensed milk in UK and bring it over each trip . . . the kids know to fill their luggage with the stuff!

Grandmum as NOT having a fridge, had Kondens-Milch, but here in CH Kondens-Milch got out of Fashion in the 1960ies
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The 'thin stuff' is known in the UK as evaporated milk, and was synonymous with the label "carnation" for many years, and is still used as a coffee half/half creamer, I think.

As a kid this was what we had instead of cream on our desserts, and I can still bring the taste to mind. Sucking the last drops out of the punctured tin was a special treat.

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My issue is that the recipe calls for the tin of condensed milk to sit in warm water for 2.5 hours. Will this still work with the tubes?
No, it will not. It relies on pressure in the tins - the tubes will just explode. Even with the tins you have to ignore the dire warnings on the side, but if you puncture them first you'll never get the thick gooiness required for banoffee pie.

A good substitute, or indeed a short-cut, as I believe it is exactly the same stuff, is 'dolce de leche' aka 'confiture de lait', which you may be lucky enough to find in some Swiss supermarkets.
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The 'thin stuff' is known in the UK as evaporated milk, and was synonymous with the label "carnation" for many years, and is still used as a coffee half/half creamer, I think.

As a kid this was what we had instead of cream on our desserts, and I can still bring the taste to mind. Sucking the last drops out of the punctured tin was a special treat.

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Did you have it on tinned fruit cocktail and fight over who got the cherry too?
It was a big treat at my gran's for Saturday tea to be the one who got to 'empty' the can via one of the puncture holes.
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