Scottish tablet

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Make this Scottish tablet as a sweet treat for family and friends – it makes a lovely gift. Tablet is similar to fudge, but with a more crumbly texture

PREP 5 mins
COOK 25 mins
SERVES/MAKES Makes 20-25 pieces

Nutrition: per piece (25)

  • kcal133
  • fat6g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0.3g
  • salt0.01g


175g unsalted butter
450g caster sugar
75g sweetened condensed milk


  1. Line a 22 x 18cm tray with baking parchment. Put the butter and 150ml water in a pan over a low heat, and melt the butter (don't let the water boil). Tip in the sugar and dissolve, stirring often.


  2. Bring the water to the boil, turn down to a simmer, then add the condensed milk. The mixture will be a light creamy colour. 

  3. Cook for 20-30 mins, stirring often, until the mixture is thick and a deep caramel colour.

  4. To test, drop a little mixture onto a cold side plate, it should not run and should be thick and sticky after 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and beat for 10-15 mins until it has slightly thickened. Pour into the prepared tin and leave to cool for 30 mins before cutting into squares. 

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