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Scottish Tablet
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4.64 from 25 votes

Scottish Tablet

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Scottish



  • Place the sugar and milk in a large pan over a gentle heat. Stir occasionally until all the sugar has dissolved. Pre-grease a 13x9 inch tin with a generous amount of butter and set aside.
  • Once all the sugar has dissolved add the butter and allow to melt.
  • When the butter has melted, add the condensed milk and mix well. Increase the heat and stir continuously while the mixture boils and reaches Soft-Ball stage (120°c) on your sugar thermometer.
  • Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to settle a little before beating. Beat with a wooden spoon in the pan until the mixture if almost setting. This may take a good bit of beating!
  • Transfer to your pre-greased tray and spread evenly to the edges/corners.
  • Leave to set for at least a couple of hours but ideally overnight. If you want neatly cut squares/bars of tablet score your tablet in your desired size/shape about 30 minutes into setting. Alternatively you can simply break the tablet into individual servings once set for a more rustic feel.