Scottish Tablet: crumbly buttery vanilla fudge candy.
Scottish Tablet is tricky to describe but I will try…it’s really a mix somewhere between a fudge & toffee. It is considered a medium-soft candy, not too hard, not too soft, but very crumbly. It has an incredible crumbly buttery grainy texture to it that I love! This recipe is definitely made for those with a real sweet tooth, like me. ;)
I searched for weeks looking on European sites trying to find the perfect Scottish Tablet Recipe. Most of the recipes out there had bad reviews or were a soft version that I was not looking for. Then…after all my searching I narrowed in down to 2 recipes & came up with this one. I found the recipe fairly easy to make, it might seem like a pain to stand by the stove for almost half an hour but I think it was worth it.
Tip: I think I beat mine a little too long at the end of the process & caused it to become a little dried out so I recommend only beating it for a minute or less after you remove it from the heat. When it cools down is seems to harden right away which is why beating it for the recommended 4 minutes was too long when I made mine.
- 4 cups sugar
- ¼ cup butter (I used salted)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (1⅓ cups)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Grease a 9x13" pan or you can use another size depending on how thick you want it.
- Heat sugar, butter, vanilla, & milk in a large sauce pan over stove, bring to boil, then simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add condensed milk & boil for about 15 minutes, until mixture starts to thicken/darken, stir it frequently.
- Remove from heat, beat until it's thick & creamy, about 1 minute. Pour into prepared pan.
- Let set at room temperature until fully set. Cut into 1" squares. Keep in airtight container for up to 12 days.