Scottish Tablet

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

125g butter

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.

Add the condensed milk at this point, turn the heat down to medium, and allow to simmer for about another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. During this time you should also butter a baking tray.

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. 0b9a3028-2You 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. 0b9a3034Its 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.0b9a3037

Enjoy, Lots of love.



17 thoughts on “Scottish Tablet

  1. Hi, Lucy! This looks delicious! I was actually thinking about trying to figure out a white chocolate recipe to dip dried apricots and pineapple into. I’ve got the condensed milk and butter, but no sugar. Is golden sugar like our light brown sugar in the US, do you know? Well, I definitely want to give your recipe a try! And I’m happy I found you!


    1. I think light brown sugar is light muscovado (maybe). I’ve also used plain old granulated white sugar for this recipe and it works just as well! Thanks for reading and I hope you have fun giving this recipe a go!

      Lucy x


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