Crumbly butter tablet

    35 min

    This Scottish favourite is sure to please! This tastes just like the one you had as a child! Butter tablet is creamier crumbly fudge that is absolutely delicious! It may sound as though there is a lot of ingredients and you may think it might be tricky but it’s so easy and so tasty! I hope that you enjoy my recipe as much as I do! It melts in your mouth and is crumbly but not too hard at the same time, TRY IT! It’s lovely!

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    Serves: 20 

    • 450g (1 lb) caster sugar
    • 50g (2 oz) dark brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 120ml (4 fl oz) sweetened condensed milk
    • 30g (1 oz) of unsalted butter
    • 90ml or 6 tablespoons water
    • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Place all of the ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to the boil over medium heat, stirring constantly (very important, to stop the mixture sticking to the pan).
    2. Bring the temperature down 1 notch and allow the mixture to not simmer, but boil at a lower temperature; continue stirring in a circular motion.
    3. Keep stirring for 20 minutes and eventually the mixture should turn a dark caramel colour and about double its original thickness (Do not be alarmed at the brown streaks, that is just the brown sugar doing its magic!)
    4. Remove from the heat and mix the tablet with an electric hand mixer for about 7 minutes or so until it has thicken a fair bit and is begging to set on the sides of the pan (but don’t mix it so much that it gets very tough).
    5. Pour into a small square or circle cake tin or even a small baking tray, smooth out, and then after 10 minutes, score into squares with a small knife so it is easy to break when it has fully set (should set in 3 to 4 hours max).

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    My Tablet did not set properly. Tastes lovely but too soft - what did I do wrong?  -  30 Jul 2011


    I thought I'd followed the recipe to the letter but it's turned out more like shiny,hard toffee,certainly not crumbly. What did I do wrong?  -  01 Aug 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. I decided to take out the golden syrup and add an extra 10z of butter..  -  09 Nov 2010