Covered jar with saucer, What was this used for?

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  1. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    Cluttered is correct, evaporated milk is the proper term. Carnation still makes it. My uncle used to pour it from the can onto his cereal if I remember correctly. It was what they call "shelf stable" so you didn't have to worry about it spoiling. My great uncle Charlie would have grown up before refrigeration was common. I think he was just used to it.

    I agree that it's hobbyist painted on a Hutschenreuter blank. A lot of Hutschenreuter white ware must have been imported since it seems to have been a popular blank for hobbyists.
  2. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Clutteredcloset,
    It was used for both. Evaporated milk was used for coffee and tea and making baby formula. Condensed was used for both but again used for baking mostly except for those who had a 'sweet tooth". I remember my Gram punching a couple of holes in condensed milk and boiling the can in water in a pan until it caramelized. Used it a homemade pudding. I used it a lot in making snow ice cream for my nephews. Take a large bowl of fresh snow stir in the condensed milk until it made a thick sludge. The kids loved it.
  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    So does PET.
    We still take it camping.
  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    That's what my Dad always used in his coffee....Evap....
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Yups, used for both evaporated and condensed. Ma used to spread the latter on bread.

    That caramel is best made by not punching holes in the tin!
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  6. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Not sure I would boil today's cans. They're lined with a plastic coating. Old tin cans were lined with zinc.
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  7. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    I think you would put evap in a creamer, wouldn't you, instead of spooning it from a can?
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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Ah, but even now, cans are treated to boiling point for the purposes of preservation. Google on dulce de leche, you'll see!
  9. Lecollectionneur

    Lecollectionneur Well-Known Member

    It's what we call "confiture de lait" in my region, but we don't use that in tee or coffee.
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  10. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    Dummy me never thought about putting the container in the holder. I was thinking you would just pour it into the holder DUH! No wonder my kitchen is such a mess! :cat::cat:
  11. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    You didn't spoon it, you poured it.

    SKCCOAST Active Member

    Yep, I got in trouble with mom for telling guests, go easy on the sugar, it's rationed.
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  13. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

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  14. Lecollectionneur

    Lecollectionneur Well-Known Member

    Here in Switzerland condensed milk is sold in big tubes since I can remember but for sugar cooking things, when i was a child I take the tube to eat directly and you can imagine what think my mother if she see it.
  15. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Europe started to use tubes for things since metal was so scarce. When I went to Denmark in the early 70s I was looking for coffee and found plastic bricks instead of cans. It was so strange to see mayonnaise in tubes instead of jars etc. When I was growing up everything came in a glass jar or a metal can.
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  16. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    ah :hilarious:

    glass jars or metal cans: me too :happy:
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  17. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It wasn't scarceness of metal, it was freight costs and cheapness of manufacture. Tetrapaks, invented in Sweden were a revolution: they allowed for far simpler and lighter packaging.
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  18. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I suppose you could use it for either, but I think 'condensed' would be more common. Condensed milk has a massive concentration of added sugar, which acts as a preservative (counter-intuitive to my mind) that allows for shelf storage. My grandfather used it in his tea all the time. I'll bet my grandmother had this kind of server, which would have held the can, but I honestly can't remember.
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  19. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    We may have had tin cans during the War, but they went right back home again after emptying. I remember my grandfather, smooshing abosolutely flat, rows of Campbell's soup cans.

    The practice should have been kept up afterward.
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  20. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    I have looked up Tetra Paks. I am not much enlightened.

    At least thy have nothing to do with fish...
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