Learn how to make one of our most asked for recipes – Tablet

Learn how to make Tablet

This will be our second recipe on our new blog and we thought we would go for another one of the most asked for recipes; Tablet. A world renowned delicacy not dissimilar to Fudge, though harder and far nicer in our opinion, but be careful although terribly sweet it is also very moreish! We serve ours along with home-made chocolates at the end of the meal to accompany the Coffee, and for this reason we usually flavour our tablet with a little Cinnamon, which goes really well with the freshly ground Coffee!

home made tabletI have seen many recipes for tablet and they nearly always have a generous helping of mystique added to the recipe. Well you will be pleased to hear that ours is very easy, and the only really important thing you will need to remember is a really good saucepan that doesn’t stick!, ideally a heavy aluminium one is best, and once you have this, a batch of delicious home-made Tablet is practically guaranteed!

To Make a small Tray of Delicious Home-made Tablet you will need:

  • 250 ml of Fresh whole milk
  • a pinch of Cinnamon
  • 1 Kilo of white caster sugar
  • 125 gms of Butter
  • 1 tin (397 gms) of Condensed Milk

Method:

First generously butter your Tablet tray, this should be metal (or heat resistant) and about 32 cm long, 20 cm wide and 2 or 3 cm deep.

Next pour the milk into the heavy based saucepan, (medium sized) and heat gently on a low heat, when the milk is hot slowly pour in the sugar while Stirling continuously. When the mixture is thoroughly mixed leave to slowly dissolve on the low heat stirring occasionally, this should take around 5 – 10 minutes.

Now add the cinnamon and stir well into the sugar mixture. Put in the butter and stir to dissolve, then pour in the condensed milk and stir this into the mixture as well. Leave on a medium low heat and let the mixture slowly come up to a simmer.

Simmer for between 30 & 40 minutes until you have a rich golden brown. Then take off the heat and cool slightly for around a minute, or until it stops bubbling. Now stir vigorously for around three minutes (being very careful not to get any of the hot mixture on your hands!).

Pour into the buttered tray and leave for around 10 – 15 minutes until it is starting to set but still soft enough to score into the desired sized squares. when completely cool knock out onto a tray and keep in an air tight container for up-to a month.

One of the most self indulgent after dinner treats!