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)
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.
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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.