“Why Scottish tablet is better than an iPad-mini…”
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!
- Grease a 25cm x 35cm baking tin tin.
- Melt the butter in a large, heavy-based pan over a low heat.
- Add the sugar, salt and milk and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
- Bring to the boil and simmer for about eight minutes.
- 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.
- Start testing at this point: once it reaches 115C, it’s done…I use my digital thermometer
- Take off the heat, add the vanilla extract and beat vigorously with a wooden spoon for at least 10 minutes.
- 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!