Microwave Tablet

Microwave Tablet


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About this recipe: A very easy and quick recipe for making a great Scottish confectionery in the microwave. Tablet doesn't get any easier than this!

Makes: 12 12 - 16 portions dependant upon the size you choose to cut

  • 450g (1 lb) caster sugar
  • 125g (4 1/2 oz) unsalted butter
  • 170g (6 oz) evaporated milk

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:2hr setting  ›  Ready in:2hr17min 

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a LARGE microwavable bowl (as the mixture cooks it expands) and beat well.
  2. Place in the microwave on high for 12 minutes. At 3, 6 and 9 minutes take the mixture out of the microwave and beat well. Keep an eye on the mixture as it may boil over the top of the bowl and can be time consuming to clean!
  3. After 12 minutes take the mixture out of the microwave and beat well for a few minutes until the mixture starts to crystallise. (I tend to use an electric whisk)
  4. Pour into a well buttered tray and leave to set. It is a good idea to mark out your portions when the tablet is setting for ease of extracting from the tin!
  5. Leave to set for a few hours in the fridge (if you can resist!) .... ENJOY!

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Reviews (24)


This was my 2nd attempt at a Valentines present for my husband, as the fudge I made yesterday refused to set! I found this much easier to get right, although for the last 6 minutes of cooking time I was having to stop and stir every 15 seconds to keep it from overflowing, despite my biggest bowl! This didn't seem to affect the results though, and it set beautifully. One little tweak - I added a good splash of vanilla essence for flavour. - 14 Feb 2012


can't believe it can be this easy to make tablet tastes great although I do make a mess of my microwave every time lol - 12 Aug 2012


A brilliantly simple recipe. I made double (had to do it twice cos you need a large microwaveable bowl) and it made about 16 bars the size you buy in the shops. it cost a little over 2 pounds to make. it tastes exactly the same as you'll buy in the shops at a pound a bar. thank you very much for this simple to follow recipe. one little tip for last 3 minutes microwave for 1 minute at a time and stir - 18 Dec 2012

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