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Scottish Tablet

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"This is our family's recipe for tablet."

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Original recipe makes 16 pieces Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    6 hrs 30 mins


  1. Butter a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan, and set aside.
  2. Pour milk, water, cream, and sugar into a large, heavy bottomed saucepan. Add the butter, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring constantly. After 20 minutes, remove from heat, and beat in vanilla extract. Continue to stir until the mixture is no longer glossy. Pour into prepared pan, and let cool until hard, about 6 hours.
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Apr 24, 2009

this is quite a good recipe but if you want it to be authentic do not use vanilla extract.I'm scottish and the orginall version does not have this ingredient!!!

Mar 03, 2008

This is super sweet so you only need a tiny tiny square or you'll feel sick. Make sure to use a very large saucepan because this does expand a fair amount while it is cooking.


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Feb 11, 2015

My family had a recipe for fudge that was passed down for at least 4 generations, it was always called "Aunt Ruby's Fudge". I always got confused when I was older and read most fudge recipes, they had marshmallows in it and were much darker and softer than our family fudge, which was harder and sugary. Now it all makes sense, we were making Chocolate flavored Scottish tablet! I wonder if Aunt Ruby (lived around 1900) was from Scotland? This is pretty much the same recipe, except we added Ghirardelli cocoa powder to the sugar to make it fudge. (we're from San Francisco, that's our chocolate!) It made a light brown, not dark brown, fudge. Not at all traditional tablet, but boy oh boy it was good! The recipe got lost over the years, but this seems close enough to try it out. Thanks so much!


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  • Calories
  • 336 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 70.2 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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