Scottish Butter Tablet

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This is an amazingly good traditional Scottish confection, like a dulce de leche fudge.

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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 cup cream or milk

  • 4 ½ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into cubes

  • 1 dash salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Optional)

Directions

  1. Generously butter a 13x18-inch sheet pan or two 8x8-inch square pans, and set aside.

  2. Stir together condensed milk, cream, sugar, salt, and butter in a large (4-quart), heavy-bottomed saucepan. Place over medium heat, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. When the mixture has reached a boil, turn heat to low, and continue cooking and stirring, until a candy thermometer reaches between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of the mixture dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. This should take about 20 minutes.

  3. Once the mixture has attained a light tan color, remove from heat, and beat vigorously (but carefully!) with a wooden spoon until the mixture cools and thickens. Stop beating when you can feel the mixture turn from smooth to grainy. Mix in vanilla extract.

  4. Pour into the prepared pan. Don't scrape any crystallized bits from the bottom of the pan, or it may cause the whole batch to crystallize. While still warm, score the tablet into 2-inch squares with the tip of a paring knife. Allow to cool 6 hours to overnight until set. Cut into squares with a serrated knife. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

532 Calories
18g Fat
93g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 532
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 93g 34%
Total Sugars 93g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 140mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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