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Bake this and you'll recapture your youth and annoy a food fascist
The Aged P.com ^ | 20/09/12 | The Aged P

Posted on 09/20/2012 10:20:14 AM PDT by sussex

Who would have guessed that, with just a tin of evaporated milk, twelves ounces of muscovada sugar and a bit of shortcrust pastry you would be able to transport yourself a few decades back to those days in school when you had no greater concern than working out some excuse for not doing the maths homework and/or worrying about your spots.

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TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: caramel; pastry

1 posted on 09/20/2012 10:20:18 AM PDT by sussex
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To: sussex

Looks like flan, regularly available in Indian (as in India, not as in injuns and Woo-Woo-Woo) and Mexican restaurants for dessert. Good stuff. Have some coffee with it!


2 posted on 09/20/2012 10:23:52 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: sussex

Food porn . . . Yum!


3 posted on 09/20/2012 10:31:36 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: sussex

Wow, I’m definitely going to make this. I remember it from school in the 70s.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 10:33:23 AM PDT by rudabaga
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To: sussex

The aged p dot com?


5 posted on 09/20/2012 10:42:16 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: sussex

We just overloaded their servers


6 posted on 09/20/2012 10:42:56 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: sussex

Have never heard of, and we never had gypsy tart. However, the lunch ladies at our school made the best peanut butter something I have ever eaten. Was kind of like Marie Callendar’s Peanut Butter Pie that they discontinued. Without the crust. Brings back fond memories.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 10:43:14 AM PDT by sheana
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To: listenhillary

The Aged P. is borrowed from a Dickens’ story (I can’t remember which one). It was the nickname a rather long suffering fellow used for his dad, His “aged Parent”.

I think this same young man was the one who used to bemoan that all he owned was “portable property”, no real estate I guess.

I remember that character very well, I very much related to his angst and have thought of him often over the years.

Now, how accurate I am in my memories, that may be a different story! So, if I’m wrong, don’t scold me!


8 posted on 09/20/2012 11:01:42 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: sussex

Huh? I’m over thirty and never heard of a gypsy tart. Never heard of muscovada sugar, either.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 11:23:34 AM PDT by bgill
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To: sheana

Never heard of this gypsy tart either, never had it. But the post evokes memories of sweetened condensed milk, simmered for ? 2 hours in a pan of water. Chill, open, caramel heaven!

The best food we had in school lunches was a macaroni salad, that had hard boiled eggs, green olive slices, and chunks of cheese in it. YUM


10 posted on 09/20/2012 11:30:19 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: bgill

I am well over thirty, and never heard of gypsy tart or muscovada sugar. Suspect this is British.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 11:35:25 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: bgill

Turns out that it is “very dark” brown sugar - moist with a high molasses content. You might be able to get by with Dark Brown cane sugar.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 11:37:54 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Bigg Red

Definitely appears to be British, since they refer to a can as a ‘tin’ and also calling the crust ‘shortcrust pastry’.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 11:39:37 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: NEMDF

Lifehacker had an article on doing that in a crockpot
http://m.lifehacker.com/5941290/make-a-no-fuss-caramel-dip-with-a-can-of-condensed-milk-and-a-crock-pot


14 posted on 09/20/2012 11:43:30 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: sussex

I’d rather have the ice cream sandwiches that we could buy after our lunch for a quarter.


15 posted on 09/20/2012 11:55:34 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: jocon307

The Dickens story you are trying to recall is _Great Expectations_. The character is “Wemmick”, Mr. Jaggers’s legal clark in London. What a superb story it was!


16 posted on 09/20/2012 12:14:02 PM PDT by D. S. Mayfield
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To: sussex

Top it with bacon and you’ve got something!


17 posted on 09/20/2012 1:14:10 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (It's Nakoula's fault.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Have you ever had it? When I was a child, my mom would make it and then chill it, open both ends of the can and push it out, serve a slice cut off with milk on it. That is how my son likes it. I have not made any in several years. We never used it in any recipes, just ate it plain or with milk on it. It would be great to spread on apple slices.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 1:26:16 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: D. S. Mayfield

Thank you!


19 posted on 09/20/2012 6:52:59 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

An even easier, safer version invented by a chef——pour the condensed milk in a Mason canning jar.

Place the jar in boiling water-—boil away til the condensed milk turns to caramel.


20 posted on 09/21/2012 9:54:39 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: sheana

MARIE CALLENDER’S PEANUT BUTTER PIE

NOTE Use p/butter, cr/cheese and cool whip at room temp. Do not use fat free; pie won’t set.

METHOD Mix smooth ½ c p/butter, 3 oz Cr/cheese. Blend in cup conf, tea ea vanilla, Instant coffee. Fold in 8 oz Cool Whip.

Chill/set in 9” graham crust.


21 posted on 09/21/2012 9:57:22 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: Liz

I have been making my own peanut butter pies ever since Marie Callendar’s discontinued them. Actually got the recipe off the net and tastes just like their pie. There are a ton of sites with copycat recipes.


22 posted on 09/21/2012 1:08:14 PM PDT by sheana
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