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I'm here! Yes, Nestle's makes both a 5-oz size & a 12-oz can size of its Carnation Evaporated

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Posted to Thread #30320 at 1:54 pm on Jun 4, 2018

milk product. (See link below.)

The original recipe for the Choco-Caramel Brownies from my BAR COOKIE BONANZA booklet called for a 5-oz can of evaporated milk--you added 1/3 cup of the 5-oz can to the caramels when you melted them, and the remainder of the 5-oz can went into the dry cake & butter mixture before beating it.

My mother would REPEATEDLY grab a large-sized 12-oz can of evaporated milk and then insist my recipe was WRONG because she put 1/3 cup of the LARGE can in with the caramels and the remainder of her 12-oz can(!!!!)into the cake mix & butter combination prior to mixing so I rewrote the recipe and gave it to her with NO reference to can size and that she should simply add 1/3 cup evaporated milk to the butter & dry cake mix and another 1/3 cup evaporated milk to the caramels when she melted them over water in a double boiler.

Problem solved. (I recognize that is not a 100% accurate measurement since 1/3 cup = 2.666666 oz., but it was close enough so that Elaine Wiggins' Turtle Brownies would come out okay and I was no longer accused of giving her an inaccurate recipe! ha!)


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