Scottish Tablet

Submitted by Bel Ruddy

Scottish Tablet

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Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours


  • 125g Salted butter
  • 1kg sugar
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 1 x 395g tin sweetened condensed milk


  • Add everything except the condensed milk to the slowcooker.
  • Cook on high for 3 hours with the lid off stirring occasionally.
  • Add the condensed milk. Mix well and cook on high for another 2-3 hours with the lid off stirring frequently (about every 20 minutes). It will become a nice caramel colour when it is done.
  • **Very important** When it is done whisk vigorously for 10 minutes. Then quickly pour into a buttered lamington tray.
  • Leave to set overnight on the kitchen bench.
  • Enjoy ?
  • Can be stored in airtight container in pantry

20 thoughts on “Scottish Tablet”

  1. We have made this for decades the regular way. Standing and stirring for 25 minutes. We also add chopped walnuts in the last 5 minutes as it helps tone down the sweetness

  2. Christine bourne

    Have you ever tried aniseed in fudge. You used to be able to buy squill candy I’m wondering if fudge was a base for that with aniseed. Would it still set

  3. Going to attempt this on Christmas Eve Eve :-/
    Wish me luck!

    I’m wondering if a whisk is ok or whether to try my electric beaters 🙂 I will let you know the outcome!

  4. Louise Barclay Fraser

    I made this but it is not hardening, it’s more like toffee, taste is amazing, just wondering how to harden it. I have put it in the fridge then the freezer but still soft. Any suggestions.

  5. For some comments- I don’t think 10 minutes is long enough to beat it in the end.. It will be like toffee/fudge .. You really have to beat tablet for half an hour -45 mins until your arms practically falling off in order for it to be good. I’ll give the slow cooker a try though

  6. I have made tablet for years and used to always use granulated sugar, I was wrong. This is better and faster (to make) with castor sugar

  7. If it doesn’t ‘set’ (should be quite hard) you can always heat it back up and cook it for a little longer. It works!

  8. Moyston Wright

    I’m going to try this in a Tefal Multicook and Stir where you can change the temperature and it has a blender stirrer with it. Any thoughts on if this would work with same timing?

  9. Made this for the first time today. Seems to be setting pretty well but won’t know until tomorrow. ?. Used castor sugar instead of granulated sugar so didn’t take as long to cook

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