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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tablet.

This recipe was given to me by Rita from Scotland, have looked at it several times over the past month, but was too scarred to tackle it. Having never tasted it, I really wasn't sure of the texture to achieve. Rolling boil and setting point also really made my palms sweaty. But, it's made, it's set, and it's stored, but not for long as this is simply DELICIOUS. Tablet. (The recipe)

2lbs Granulated Sugar.
1 tin Nestles Condensed Milk. (Large) *(395g)
1 cup of Milk.
2 ounces Butter. (Cut in to small chunks)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (But this is optional, I did use it)
Method....
First, grease an 8 inch by 10 inch tray with some melted butter. I melted it in the microwave and brushed it on.
Put all the ingredients (except the tinned milk) in to a HEAVY based saucepan, and melt REALLY slowly until there are NO grains of sugar left. Avoid stirring vigorously as you will push grains of sugar up the sides of your pan and end up with a gritty tablet.

Once it has melted, add the tinned condensed milk, and take to a ROLLING BOIL. This will change colour too, almost a toffee colour is fine. Keep this rolling boil up for around 20 minutes, being very careful not to burn and boil over. Test a drop of the mixture in a glass of cold water. It should BALL. (Not dissolve as mine did the first few times) Once BALL has been achieved, take it off the heat.

Now this is where you get working really hard with a wooden spoon. Although being the true Scottish lady that I try to be (LOL) I used my SPURTLE. You will feel it thicken as you beat. This did take quite a while, so in the end SPURTLE got a rest and in came my electric hand mixer for one minute. Once thickened, pour in to your prepared tray. and leave to set. Mark it before it is totally set and cold. Will make for easier cutting later.
I have another SPURTLE that is currently going around the world and seeing the sites. If you wish to learn more about SPURTLES please visit.....http://theadventuresofmrbertielspurtle.blogspot.com/
The texture of the tablet should be, slightly crunchy on the outside, smooth and creamy on the inside. And just melting on the tongue. Fudge like, but BETTER.
Please note edit, to the weight of tin required for this recipe.

17 comments:

Kelly-Jane said...

Wow Sal, great post, I'm going to have to give Rita's recipe a go, it looks fabulous, and you've got just the optimum colour and texture too. Well done.xx

Sally said...

Thank you KJ, another Scottish lady. XXX to you.

Rhyleysgranny said...

Wow Sal it's perfect. I will have to flex my Scottish muscle and make this. I don't think it is going to turn out as well as yours though. Well done

Anna said...

Sally, you are brave! Don't think I've got the guts...anything that involves getting things just right scares me a bit LOL
xx

Linda F said...

Looks fabulous Sal, and your photos are just awesome!!!

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Looks fabulous Sal, you've inspired me to give it a go.

Teresa said...

That looks wonderful Sal. I will have to give it a try but I'm sure it won't turn out as good as yours. Well done.

jaygirl said...

Sal, that looks exactly how it should, for your first attempt you did an amazing job, pat yourself on the back. it is so easy to take it off too soon, or bigger disaster leave it too long, well proud of you Sal.

Coby said...

This looks just as I imagined Tablet should look:) Never seen it before, but I could see this is the real deal:D Well done Hottie, brilliant job:D One question though, what happens to all this amazing food?:) Gosh there is so much delicious stuff coming from your kitchen!

Anonymous said...

This looks delicious. For those of us in the States...how much does a "tin" of the condensed milk weigh? There are several sizes available here. Thx. ~~Rhonda :)

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This looks delicious. For those of us in the States...how much does a "tin" of the condensed milk weigh? There are several sizes available here. Thx. ~~Rhonda :)

d said...

This looks delicious. For those of us in the States...how much does a "tin" of the condensed milk weigh? There are several sizes available here. Thx. ~~Rhonda :)

Sally said...

I am so sorry about those measurements, or the lack of.
I have just got another tin out to have a look at weight and it says 395g.
We only have 1 size here in Australia. Will also put that on the post.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment Rhonda. xxx Sal.

Kevin said...

Tablet looks and sounds really good!

snicolilla said...

Ah yum!!!

Little Betty said...

Just saw your tablet recipe, am making it tomorrow and my family will be the guinea pigs. Will let you know how it goes.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great recipe and instructions. My friend (who is very ill)has been making fantastic tablet all of her adult life...famous for it. She gave me her recipe last time I saw her...and I was checking it out (as I say she is very sick and might have gotten really mixed up) to make sure it was 'on track'. The recipe is the same as yours...but with 4 oz of butter. Just thought you might like to try it. Best wishes
Fiona