Scottish Tablet recipe

I was challenged by Tesco to come up with a dish that originates from a country that was in the Rugby World Cup to take part in their #CelebrateTheNations campaign.

Having a look through the countries I decided to go with a recipe inspired by Scotland.

Now not many people know this through my blog as it’s not really something I have discussed, not for any reason in particular but simply because it’s never come up, I actually have multiple heritage in my family. My mum and her side of the family are Scottish and my granddad on my dad’s side of the family is Hungarian with my nan being English. So plenty of variety on which team to support in sporting events!

Never really attempting any classic Scottish recipes I had to make a quick call to my mum to get a receipt who in turn ended up going to my nan for this one!

Scottish Tablet

I have never heard of Scottish Tablet and had no idea on what its meant to look like or taste like so it was done step by step with the recipe being taste tested by my mum for authenticity!

Scottish Tablet recipe


  • 900g caster sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 1 tin condensed sweetened milk
  • 150ml milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large pan place all ingredients except vanilla over medium heat until all melts, stirring frequently. Simmer for 40 minutes stirring now and again.
  • Bring to boil, add vanilla
  • Remove the pan from the heat stirring all the time.
  • Pop it into a food mixture for 5 minutes to whisk until the mixture will thickens.
  • Spread mixture in a flat tray lined with baking paper and leave to cool for at least 1 hour.
  • Cut into cubes
Scottish Tablet

I have to say it is really yummy but really sweet too! definitely one that wont be too kind to your waistline if you have too much but the perfect end of day treat.

We were provided with some goodies from Tesco to help us produce our recipe

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