A traditional yet simple recipe for Scottish tablet.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare an 8-inch square pan by rubbing liberally with butter; set aside.

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  • Place milk, water, sugar, and butter into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring continuously. Turn heat to low, and continue to simmer until a candy thermometer reaches 234 to 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface, about 10 minutes.

  • Once the temperature has been attained, and the tablet has turned a dark tan color, remove from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes.

  • Beat tablet with an electric hand mixer for five minutes, until it cools and begins to harden. Pour into prepared pan, and score into serving-size pieces while it is still soft. Allow to cool until completely set, 6 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

135.4 calories; 0.4 g protein; 27.2 g carbohydrates; 9 mg cholesterol; 6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2008
Great little recipe. Much easier to make than others I've tried. Looks and tastes good. Very glad I found it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/27/2007
Not the right amount of ingredients. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2008
Great little recipe. Much easier to make than others I've tried. Looks and tastes good. Very glad I found it. Read More
(17)
Rating: 1 stars
06/27/2007
Not the right amount of ingredients. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2008
I've made some before and it was delish! I added a couple of drops of peppermint extract and it worked great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2009
fantastic just like the real macoy thankyou Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
11/02/2011
I made this recipe twice for a school project and it didn't set right either time. The first time I made it I thought that it was just me but the second time that it didn't turn out right I looked back at the reviews and realized that it isn't just me. This recipe is not right. The ingredient amounts are wrong and it doesn't set. I would NOT recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/24/2011
My son needed a Scottish dish for school so we tried this. I could not get it to set. It turned out like melty fudge! It may have been something I did wrong I am not sure! I just couldn't get it to the right color or consitency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2014
I actually doubled the sweetened condensed milk because it just looked too watery as I started to heat it. I also missed the part about letting it cool for five minutes. I started to beat it right out of the pan. It is great just like I remember from my honeymoon in Scotland. (And better than the stuff I occasionally buy at the British import store.) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/05/2011
Wow this is entirely the wrong ingredient measurements. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2013
Excellent Read More