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Scottish Tablet ( Fudge )

As I am going to be on a super strict diet, I hope the rest of you can enjoy this yummy treat….  Here is what you need…..      tablet_closeup

Recipe makes about  16 pieces

  • PREP   5 mins
  • COOK    25 mins
  • READY IN   6 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 cup light cream

  • 2 pounds white sugar

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Butter a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan, and set aside.
  2. Pour milk, water, cream, and sugar into a large, heavy bottomed saucepan. Add the butter, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring constantly. After 20 minutes, remove from heat, and beat in vanilla extract. Continue to stir until the mixture is no longer glossy. Pour into prepared pan, and let cool until hard, about 6 hours.

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  1. As I’m from Scotland, I’m delighted to see that you’re keen on one of our national dishes. A lot of the stereotypical foods associated with Scotland aren’t great if you’re going to be going on a diet of any sort. I’m thinking particularly of deep-fried Mars bars! I’ve always liked making shortbread biscuits as they are so simple (1 part sugar, two parts butter or margarine and three parts plain flour) and only take 10-15 minutes to cook at 160C. Here’s a typical recipe: http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/easy-shortbread-1283 They’re particularly nice with chocolate chips or raisins.

    Another Scottish dessert that is probably slightly healthier than tablet is Clootie Dumpling, a sort of fruitcake that was traditionally cooked in an old towel: http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/592682

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