Perfect Scottish tablet

Perfect Scottish tablet

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  • 800g/1lb 12oz caster sugar
  • 200ml/7fl oz full-fat milk
  • 125g/4½oz butter
  • 397g tin condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  1. Combine all of the ingredients, apart from the vanilla in a deep saucepan.

  2. Put the pan over a medium heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.

    1. Keep an eye on it, if it catches reduce the heat accordingly.

  3. Add the vanilla bean paste and increase the heat to a boil. When it reaches 120C on a sugar thermometer, pour into a big bowl and leave to cool for a couple of minutes.

  4. Beat the mixture for about 10 minutes with a spatula or wooden spoon until grainy and it loses its shine.

  5. Spread the mixture evenly over a lined 40cm baking tray and leave for at least 2 hours at room temperature or until completely cool.

  6. Once completely cool and set.

    1. Cut into squares to serve.

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