You have to know how much I wanted to make these to do what I did to make them. I pulled this recipe off of her site several months ago. Since then, I have been taunted by several food bloggers posts about them, how much they loved them, how easy they were to make....
I was holding out. When I finally broke down and did make them, I used up my entire store of sweetened condensed milk. Those of you expat cooks/bakers understand how we love honor and cherish and hold close those hard to get American food stuffs.
My tubes of SCM I found last December in Julius Meinl's at their flagship store in Vienna..
That's right people, I had to go to a gourmet store in another country, pay 4 Euro a tube for 6 ounces of sweetened condensed milk. So I did what any self respecting expat/frustrated baker would do....
I bought every tube they had.
You USAers who freely wheel your shopping carts up and down miles of supermarket aisles overflowing with giant size, reasonably priced goods... Yeah you people, who carefreely throw can after can of sweet condensed milk in your carts can all mock me now.
Sorry about that momentary relapse into shopping and product envy..
Anyway, back to the squares. They were as good as everyone said and more. Also very simple to make technically... emotionally not so much. After I got done crying over using up my SCM, I had a square, or maybe 2 or 3 to drown my sorrow.
Now if you excuse me I have to go google SCM and see if I can make my own or find somewhere in Europe to ship me some.