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Sweets (Candy)

Scottish Toffee : Cinder Toffee : Scottish Tablet

Scottish Toffee

8oz Granulated Sugar
8oz Butter
4 Tablespoons of Syrup
300ml Condensed Milk

Melt the butter in a saucepan.
Combine the remaining  ingredients.
Bring to the boil then simmer
for 20 minutes, stirring continuously
Pour into a parchment lined metal tray.
Allow to cool then break out into small chunks.

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Cinder Toffee

2 cups of granulated sugar
¼ pint cold water
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

Bring the water to a boil in a heavy saucepan while dissolving the sugar.
Lower the heat to a fast simmer. When the water starts to change colour remove pan from the heat and immediately add the baking powder. Pour the mixture into a parchment lined metal tray. Allow to cool then break out into small chunks.

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Scottish Tablet

I hear you asking “What is Tablet”? This is a Scottish Candy that is somewhere between Toffee and Fudge in consistency, but it is more sugary to the taste. If you have a sweet tooth you are going to adore this recipe, be warned it takes a couple of tries to get it perfect but you get to eat the failures anyway.

4 Cups Granulated Sugar
1 Stick Unsalted Butter
1 14oz can Condensed Milk
1 fluid ounce Natural Vanilla Extract

Lightly grease a baking tray (around 11 x 19 inches) with butter or spray with non stick spray and set aside.
Put the sugar and milk into a large, preferably heavy stainless steel saucepan (mixture will double in quantity as it heats).
Stir together.
Add the butter and condensed milk and stir again.
Put pan on medium-high heat and bring mixture to the boil (this usually takes somewhere around 10 minutes), stirring occasionally.
Once mixture comes to the boil, reduce the heat until mixture is boiling gently.
Continue to let it boil for around 20 – 30 minutes, still stirring occasionally.
Remove saucepan from the heat and add Vanilla Essence, beat the mixture vigorously for 4 – 5 minutes, or until the mixture starts to stiffen up. Drop a teaspoon of the mixture into cold water and if it forms a ball it is ready.
At this point the Tablet is ready to be poured into the baking tray you prepared at the beginning. Allow mixture to cool a little and then mark it off into bars, or squares with a sharp knife.
Tablet is ready to eat when fully cooled.
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