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the ultimate sweet treet
I'm having a flat party on Saturday and wondered to myself what to make for party food. I decided to make some tablet for a wee treat. I've set it into a bun tin because I think it looks a lot neater and each piece is the same size. You can just smooth it out into a baking tin and score it if you don't have any bun tins.

***warning: very calorific***

Posted by Rona K. Published

  • How to make tablet. Scottish Tablet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Add the sugar and milk to a large pan. The milk essentially to wet the sugar. Melt the butter and add the condensed milk.

  • How to make tablet. Scottish Tablet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Turn up the heat and stir until boiling.

    I use a large soup pan to cook my tablet as when it is boiling it doubles in size.

  • Step 3

    Now the boring bit...turn the heat down low and stir for 45 minutes. (you may wish to grab a chair or another pair of hands to help with this!)

    No matter how sore your hand gets don't stop stirring! There's nothing worse than the smell of burnt sugar and you can kiss goodbye to your pan if it burns.

  • How to make tablet. Scottish Tablet - Step 4
    Step 4

    After 40 mins or so you should notice that the colour has changed to a nice golden honey.
    I like to get a wee dollop of the mixture on a spoon and plunge it into a glass of cold water to check the consistency. If it feels gooey then I would stir for another 5 minutes and check again. (it tastes good too!)

  • How to make tablet. Scottish Tablet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Carefully ladle out the mixture into the bun tin (warning! it will be very very hot!)

    Leave to cool for a couple of hours then tip out the tablet pieces and pop them into a container until you are ready to eat them.

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SooticasDream · Nottingham, England, GB · 1 project
Just wanted to let you know that I made some last night & it's spot on!
It does make a lot (best if you're having a party or thinking of making some for a pressie), so I think if you're just making some for yourself, it's worth making only half.
Thanks for uploading....& adding extra inches on my hips! Happy
SooticasDream · Nottingham, England, GB · 1 project
I used to LOVE this as a kid, but last time I had some it was too sweet, & it took me a bout a week to get through one bar! :S
A little cube with black coffee is AWESOME though!
DEFINITELY gonna have a go.....& probably end up making myself homesick!
Elissa C.
Elissa C.
I never thought of looking for a recipe for this stuff, I loved it when I was little and haven't had it in ages (can't find it in the US). Thanks.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
I really need to try making some of this Happy
Rona K.
Rona K. · 1 project
just roughly count it out Lindsay. 1 bag granulated sugar: 1kg, 1/3 pack butter is near enough 100g and a tin of condensed milk. Easy peasy and very yummy.
Linvie · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 7 projects
this looks yummy! ive had this stuff only once in the dollar store...ummm whats the ingrediant list in mL? i dont think i have a scale... Tongue YUM Happy
EVEnl · Leidschenveen, Zuid-Holland, NL · 319 projects
I wonder what it tastes like... looks delicious!

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