Vanilla Scottish Tablet

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    Scottish tablet is a sweet served in Scotland after meals. It is slightly similar to toffee but with a dairy component, this version also has vanilla.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 kg golden caster sugar
    • 250ml full cream milk
    • 110g butter
    • 1 (400g) tin condensed milk
    • 2 drops vanilla essence, to taste

    Preparation:1hour  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:3hours 

    1. Place sugar and milk into large saucepan. Place over a gentle heat and stir occasionally until all the sugar is dissolved.
    2. Once all sugar is dissolved add butter and allow to melt. Once butter is melted add condensed milk, mix in well. Increase the heat and stir continuously while mixture boils until it has reached 240 C, using a sugar thermometer.
    3. Allow mixture to settle then add a few drops of vanilla.
    4. Beat mixture using a hand held beater until it is almost setting in saucepan. Pour mixture into a well greased baking tray and allow to set.
    5. After 30 or so minutes score into pieces, this makes it easier to finally cut when it is set.

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    Good recipe, some extra tips.. 1) You need to be careful of temperature shown. Soft Ball (i.e. Tablet/Fudges) is 112-116C and Firm Ball (i.e. Caramel) is 118-120C so once you reach 116C reduce the hob temperature to keep it around there, if it creeps up too far then the tablet won't set (a darker colour will also indicate too high a temperature). 2) For lazy people like me I find an Electric whisk works very well (but probably not if you are using a non-stick pan!) 3) Before adding the vanilla essence ensure the temperature has fallen below 100C otherwise it will simply boil off! 4) For an improved vanilla flavour plan ahead, put your sugar in an airtight container with 2 split vanilla pods some weeks (or even months) before you plan to make your tablet. It will improve the richness of the flavour.  -  02 Mar 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Have made this recipe 5 times to fill some fars to send of as xmas presents - my only concern would be that the temperature has to be 240F not C  -  13 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    This is great,a tablet reciepe that does what it says it does.And so yummy,the kids and my-self love it.  -  09 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)