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Scottish Tablet

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Serves 1 - 100 Pieces

Traditional Scottish Sweet, Perfect with Coffee

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  • 1kg sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 400ml condensed milk
  • enough milk to cover sugar


    1. Using a large pan (the mixture will triple in size and you don't want this to boil over), add just enough milk to dampen sugar then add condensed milk and butter.
    2. Bring to boil stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
    3. Reduce heat and simmer for just under 20 minutes. The mixture turn a light, golden brown colour.
    4. Test by taking a teaspoonful and dousing in glass of water. It should drip in a slow goo on to the plate.
    5. Take the pan off the heat and stir. You need to stir a lot, pulling the cooled mixture from the sides and bottom back into the mixture.
    6. The mixture will gradually thicken, keep stirring until it is only just pourable. Pour into a lightly greased baking tray.
    7. After 30 minutes, cut the tablet into squares while still warm and leave to cool.
    8. Break into cubes once cool.

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