Milk Tablet
Milk Tablet

Milk Tablet

Time
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 20 mins
Difficulty
Super Easy
serves
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 64.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Easy Tried this with my 8 year old, so easy to make, and good clear instructions. Point to note, make sure you use a large enough pan to allow the mixture to boil.
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Scottish tablet Have been making this recipe for years. Everyone loves it. Only thing I’d say is that it takes longer than 20 mins of boiling.
Date published: 2020-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great recipe horrible instructions The end product is delicious but your recipe is horribly written. You should indicate to bring it to a boil over medium or medium low heat, which is why it should take approx 20 min to get to soft ball stage. I personally recommend using a candy thermometer! It's no wonder so many people have left few star reviews.
Date published: 2020-12-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tried twice in one day and both went in the bin. I followed the recipe exactly first time and before the 20 minutes of simmering was complete, the mixture turned into a solid lump in the heavy based pan. I hadn't made this before so I had nothing to compare each stage with. The second attempt went a little smoother but instead of squares of tablet, it all crumbled as it was cut. Maybe you need to include a video similar to the one you have made for your fudge recipe. It would help if novices to tablet making could identify each stage.
Date published: 2020-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tablet fudge 1st. attempt at this recipe was amazing and just as expected, three more attempts and results have been variable but never as good as the first time., Any ideas why ?
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't set Made chocolate fudge yesterday and was amazing , but tried the tablet today and it didn't set . Any tips
Date published: 2020-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only recipe needed. Ignore All Overs The recipe is simple. Makes the best homemade tablet. Make sure and do your arm excercises beforehand.
Date published: 2020-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good instructions Followed the instructions and all was well until the second boiling. Set timer for 20 mins as stated but stated by stove and kept stirring. After less than 10 mins the mixture had gone dark and had a ‘burnt toffee’ smell. Clearly 20 mins was way too long to boil it. I had been surprised the instructions didn’t say to use a confectionary thermometer and heat to a certain temperature but trusted you knew what you were doing. After this sad result I looked at the reviews and saw someone 3 years ago had the same problem but your instructions remain the same. Disappointed.
Date published: 2020-10-16
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