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Old 02-27-2007, 03:59 PM   #1
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"Small Tin"

How much in regular measurement terms is a "small tin" of condensed milk?

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Old 02-27-2007, 04:02 PM   #2
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5 oz. is how much it is.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:07 PM   #3
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Thank you very much!
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:24 PM   #4
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Tonya...

Are you asking condensed milk or do you mean evaporated milk?
If you mean evaporated then 5 oz is correct.
If you mean "condensed" milk then 14 oz is the smallest I've seen..they may make Condensed in smaller can...I just have not seen it...
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:33 PM   #5
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It says "1 small tin of condensed milk". Does "tin" just mean "can"? I have not heard that term before. It's for a fudge recipe which also includes 1 lb granulated sugar, 1/4 lb. finest butter, 1 T water, 1 T corn syrup, and 4 T unsweetened chocolate.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:46 PM   #6
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Well to me a "tin" means a can in the context you are using it, but I learned along time ago that we live in a big world..words can have many different meanings depending on where one lives, languages etc. Where do you live..in broad terms??
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:48 PM   #7
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The recipe comes from the book "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" - "Monsieur Bon-Bon's Secret "Fooj". ;-)
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:42 PM   #8
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The British call cans 'tins'.

I believe sweetened condensed milk (the only type available) is sold in 14 ounce cans.
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:52 PM   #9
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Yep, tin is a term for can, but it is one used in the UK more than in the US.

As such it is vague,term, particularly when we do not know how old the recipe is.

Have a number of old cookbooks and magazines, and the quantities are often quite uncertain.

As they are in recipes from family and friends.

Can only suggest you give us the recipe and someone may be able to fill in the blanks.

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Bumping an ancient thread here I know, but for the benefit of people (like me) who find this on google etc...

Way way back**, there used to be two sizes of condensed milk tins in the UK - 7 oz and 14 oz. These days they only sell the "big" cans/tins - which are now labelled as 397 g (i.e. 14 oz). A small can of condensed milk would definitely have meant 7 oz.
This recipe came from those old days - I remember cos I used to make it.
What I'm personally confused about is whether it was evaporated or condensed milk in the book (might have to visit the library!). I remember it as condensed, but everything I can find on the net says evaporated

If it really does say evaporated milk in the recipe then I'm a little unsure - it may or may not have been in the same size tins as the condensed stuff. Today a quick search on a supermarket website suggests they sell it in 170 g and 410 g sizes. Weird, eh?

Will be making it today btw, and will probably go with evaporated

** I mean the 70s and 80s...
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