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 4.1 out of 5 by 45.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delicious!! We made this a month ago using an ordinary non-stick saucepan and it was perfect. We tried again a few weeks later using a cast iron casserole pan and the result was a soft creamy version which didn’t set - despite what felt like a few hours beating. Hope this helps everyone.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scottish tablet Carnation recipe I have been making tablet for years but the past few batches turned out grainy and sugary! I decided to give this method a try! It took less time and turned out perfectly. I used a small can of evaporated milk and made up the liquid with milk.
Date published: 2020-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tablet Used to make this when I was young, now I am 70 it turned out exactly as I expected, had to simmer a bit longer than stated but no problems otherwise
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works every time This is my go to recipe for tablet - it works every time, if you follow recipe. It requires patience, which is why tablet is so special!
Date published: 2020-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Everything went great until it didn't Everything worked well until the boiling stage. I took the mixture off the heat 5 mins early because it looked like the correct colour. However, after leaving it for a few mins to cool it had set completely solid. After excavating it from my pan and reassembling it in the tin, it did taste like tablet but did not have its texture. I believe simmering for the mentioned length might lead to the desired result, will try again at a later date. :)
Date published: 2020-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disaster Wish I had read the reviews prior to trying this recipe!!!! Disaster even after following the recipe to the letter!!!! Very disappointed!!!
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Carnation milk tablet I made this, total disaster. After making I read some reviews. 1 said to simmer for 20-30 and not boil for 20 minutes as stated in recipe. Chucked it in the bin because it was inedible
Date published: 2020-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious proper tablet! I’ve not been successful in making tablet but then I tried this recipe! Everyone who tried it loved it. For the 20 mins I would say stir continuously, and it turned out perfectly.
Date published: 2020-05-31
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