Matt's Recipe Book


Prep time25 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes plus setting time

Scottish tablet is a fudge-like confectionery which is kind of like a dense, firmer, gainy fudge.


  • 20 ⨉ 30 baking tin or dish
  • thermometer


  • 900g white sugar
  • 250g whole milk
  • 110g unsalted butter
  • 397g condensed milk


  1. Heat the milk and butter in a very large pan until the butter has melted. It's important that this pan is absolutely massive – the tablet will expand in size as you cook it.
  2. Add the sugar to the warm milk and stir continuously until dissolved.
  3. Add the condensed milk and stir well. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a boil. It's important to keep stirring continuously, or you risk burning the tablet on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Cook until the mixture reaches soft-ball or 120℃, then remove from the heat and set aside for a few minutes to cool slightly. Meanwhile, line the baking pan with baking paper.
  5. Start beating the tablet until it starts to thicken and set – it will look distinctly thick and grainy. This takes around 10 minutes.
  6. Add a pinch of salt, or optionally some whisky, vanilla, or Baileys, then stir through. Pour the mixture into the pan.
  7. After 30 minutes, score the surface into small squares – this will make it easier to break up later. Leave to set overnight, and then break up. Store in an airtight container.