Sep 03 2010

Scottish Tablet Recipe

Category: Recipespaulodonnell @ 11:53 am

This is a traditional Scottish tablet recipe easy to do and the perfect end to a meal.

  • 1 x 30cm x 24cm (12 x 8 inch) Lined with greaseproof paper
  • 400ml tin of condensed milk
  • 1kg (2.5lb) granulated sugar
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 600ml hot water
  • 25g grated white chocolate (optional but i like it)


Place all the ingredients into a large saucepan except the chocolate and bring them to the boil before reducing to a medium heat.

The temperature is very important!!

Too cold and the tablet will turn dark brown but won’t set. Too hot and the tablet will burn on the bottom. The temperature is right when the tablet is simmering at about double its original volume.

Simmer for 30-40 minutes until the tablet has darkened to a golden caramel and started to thicken. Give it a stir, It will probably have caught a bit at the bottom of the pan, but don’t worry, this is normal and the bits are dispersed during the beating later.

Now remove your pan from the heat and add the white chocolate apart from adding extra flavour it helps it set. start beating the mixture with a wooden spoon or electric mixer and dont stop until it starts to thicken and set in the pan. it normally takes ten minutes.

Pour into the lined tray and allow to set. This will take 2-3 hours. remove from the tray and keep in an airtight container.

Tablet stales after 5 days but mine never lasts that long!!!!!!

P.S Keep me a piece

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