Traditional Scottish Tablet…

“Why Scottish tablet is better than an iPad-mini…”

-Neil Bennett

Well, actually, I love both…but please check out Neil Bennet’s article on Tech Advisor, it made me laugh!


On a more serious note, if you have never tried Scottish Tablet and you do like sugary sweetness, please try out this traditional recipe. It is sheer melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness!


  • 125g butter, plus extra to grease
  • 1kg golden sugar (granulated or caster)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 250ml whole milk
  • 397g can of condensed milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


This is the must include ingredient for tablet!


  1. Grease a 25cm x 35cm baking tin tin.
  2. Melt the butter in a large, heavy-based pan over a low heat.
  3. Add the sugar, salt and milk and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Bring to the boil and simmer for about eight minutes.
  5. Add the condensed milk, stir well, then turn the heat down and let it simmer for about another 15 minutes, until it  becomes a lovely caramel colour.
  6. Start testing at this point: once it reaches 115C, it’s done…I use my digital thermometer
  7. Take off the heat, add the vanilla extract and beat vigorously with a wooden spoon for at least 10 minutes.
  8. Pour into the prepared tin and leave to set, scoring squares after about 20 minutes.

In the past, before I had a digital thermometer, I used the cold saucer method, leaving a spoonful on the saucer for a couple of minutes, then pushing it with my finger to check if it was set; a bit like checking if jam was ready.


This is super indulgent… next time a sweet and healthy option!

Frances 😋


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