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Scottish Tablet

By rossgourlay (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • 2-3 hours cooling time
  • Easy
  • Makes Pieces
Traditional Scottish Sweet, Perfect with Coffee


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


  • STEP 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.
  • STEP 2
    Bring to boil stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  • STEP 3
    Reduce heat and simmer for just under 20 minutes. The mixture turn a light, golden brown colour.
  • STEP 4
    Test by taking a teaspoonful and dousing in glass of water. It should drip in a slow goo on to the plate.
  • STEP 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.
  • STEP 6
    The mixture will gradually thicken, keep stirring until it is only just pourable. Pour into a lightly greased baking tray.
  • STEP 7
    After 30 minutes, cut the tablet into squares while still warm and leave to cool.
  • STEP 8
    Break into cubes once cool.

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