Milk Tablet
Milk Tablet

Milk Tablet

PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 20 mins
Super Easy
Serves: 36

This recipe is nearly as old as Carnation itself! A Scottish favourite similar to fudge but with a delicious crumbly texture.

Milk Tablet
I only ever use this recipe! I love this recipe over time I learnt the most important thing to do is make sure to add the sugar...
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Butter

55g

Semi skimmed milk

250ml

Cane or granulated sugar

900g

You will also need…

20cm square cake tin, lined with baking parchment

Step 1 of 3

In a large non-stick pan, melt the butter with the milk. Slowly add the sugar and boil briskly for 4 minutes.

Step 2 of 3

Gradually stir in the condensed milk making sure that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Bring back to the boil for approximately 20 minutes, stirring regularly, until the mixture is thick and a honey caramel colour. Take care while the mixture boils as the tablet will be VERY hot!

To test to see if the tablet is ready drop a small amount into a bowl of ice cold water - if you can pick up some of the mixture and form a soft ball in your fingers its ready.  Just be careful it will still be quite hot!

Step 3 of 3

Remove the pan from the heat leave to cool for 5 minutes, then beat until set. Pour into the tin and leave to set fully then remove from the tin and cut into squares.

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Milk Tablet is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 37.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely deicious I have a sewer tooth and love most forms of sweets! One of my favourites is fudge, but not the creamy, squishy kind. I like the grainy, crumbly variety. I cams across this recipe and the description made my mouth water! Have never made fudge before as always perplexed by the different stages/temperatures that are associated with cooking with sugar. Needn’t have worried, this recipe was almost too easy to follow that I doubted myself but the final result was amazing! Will definitely be making again!
Date published: 2020-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just amazing! I made this lovely crumbly fudge at the weekend for the very first time... It was fabulous. Very easy, quick to make, and tastes just divine.
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Milk/Butter tablet This is my go to recipe for this heavenly sweet confectionery. I made this with this recipe when I was a kid and have just made it with my (older) kids. Such a treat!
Date published: 2020-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't Work This recipe does not work - there is no way to dissolve 900g of sugar in that amount of butter/milk. When I've made this recipe, I add the sugar in slowly, a bit at a time, and it dissolves fine until I reach the last quarter of the sugar. That just refuses to full dissolve and there's no point in continuing at that stage because if your sugar doesn't dissolve, the end result will be a gritty mess. I've wasted two lots of ingredients on this because I thought I must've done something wrong but I'm now convinced there simply isn't enough liquid in this recipe to dissolve all of that sugar.
Date published: 2020-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST Scottish Tablet Recipe!! I only tried this recipe a few weeks ago for the first time and I am HOOKED!! It makes the most delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, tablet EVER! I’m experimenting to get it consistent as the first time was a little too soft when set (but was AMAZING!) the second time was perfect!
Date published: 2020-03-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from More info on the beating stage Great ingredients and quantities all good but currently the detail about the beating stage is not there.We had to search up another similar recipe which was much more explicit.The other recipe we found also gave great advice about how to tell when the fudge has been cooked long enough which is lacking in this recipe. (It was to drop a small quantity in to some ice cold water, get it out and it should form a ball when rubbed between fingers.)
Date published: 2020-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from BEAUTIFUL TASTE BUT WONT SET I followed this recipe to a T. It is by far the best tasting I have ever tried. Only thing was it wouldn't set.. I dont know where I went wrong. I used an electric whisk as I have very sore hands & this is easier on them. I whisked for around 10 mins - is it possible I over whisked ?
Date published: 2020-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A brilliant recipe I am delighted I tried this recipe. I’m doing it for a Burns Night Supper I’m helping to organise for 30 people. This tablet will be cut and added to the favour boxes. I used an ordinary pan and have a gas hob. I didn’t have any problems.
Date published: 2020-01-22
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