Scotland is famous for this wee treat. Almost like a crumbly, buttery fudge, melt in the mouth yumminess.
397g condensed milk (full can)
250ml semi skimmed milk
1 kg bag of cane or granulated sugar
55g non-salted butter
Grease a baking tray with some unsalted butter, I find a silicone cake mould works best for me.
In a large pan, on a medium heat, heat the milk and butter first, then add the sugar and condensed milk slowly.
Bring to the boil, keeping it on a medium heat, too high a heat will just burn the sugar.
Boil for 20 minutes or until you reach the desired colour, you can spoon out some mixture as the time passes, so you can see how dark it is getting. I like it a little darker than honey coloured.
Remove the pan from the heat and beat the mixture until it is very dense and just pourable. This is the secret to the recipe. Pour it out too soon and your tablet will not set. It can take a few tries to get this right. You can use a handheld electric food mixer to make this process easier.
Pour into your tray and leave to set. Scoring the tablet when it is cooling makes it easier to break into even pieces.
Be really careful when the tablet is cooking, hot sugar can leave you with a nasty burn.
Scrape the sides of the pot into a bowl so you can steep the pot in hot soapy water straight away. Hardened tablet is a killer to clean!
If you get a sore throat from eating too much tablet, simply eat a nectarine and it will soothe it enough to eat some more.