Although at first I was reserved about Scottish Tablet – I’m not a huge fan of fudge, but I have firmly fallen for it’s crumbly, grainy texture with complete conviction.
I began making it for my boyfriend – it’s his kryptonite (a bit like the Witch in Hansel and Gretel). Mainly to justify the quantity of chocolate I consume, obviously.
It’s also really fun to make, simple and very satisfying (having said that it seems to often go wrong).
I hope you enjoy making it, its a great present, treat, and therapeutic weekend bake!
1 pot of condensed milk
1kg golden sugar
250ml whole milk
A pinch of salt
First, melt the butter on a medium heat in a heavy based saucepan, and once it’s completely melted add the sugar, milk and salt. Here comes the long bit – you have to mix the mixture on a medium heat until all the sugar crystals are gone. Don’t stick your finger in to check (like I did) as it’s VERY hot, instead use a spoon to dip the mixture, and you will be able to see on the back of the spoon (or wait until it cools a bit and eat it). When all the crystals are gone, turn up the heat and allow to boil gently for about 8 minutes, stirring throughout.
After this time it should be about done, to check put a plate in the freezer, and drop a little onto the cold plate. Its done if, when you push your finger onto the mixture it makes an indent rather than sticking to your finger. When its done its time for the real labour. You need to whisk it until it thick but still pourable. Ive never hand whisked it (too lazy) but I think it would take bloody ages, so I strongly recommend using an electric whisk. Even then it should take about 6-10 minutes. When its thickened, pour into a buttered baking tray and leave to harden. Its best left overnight to dry a little. Then cut into squares, or if you can be bothered or its for a gift, cut into any shape, I personally like little hearts because I’m soppy.
Enjoy, Lots of love.