Welcome to our third blog in the Scottish Tablet mini-series. In this blog we share how to avoid making Scottish Tablet that tastes too sugary and tips on how to create a smooth Tablet mixture.
Over 50% of Scottish Tablet is sugar, so when making your Scottish Tablet Recipe it’s probably logical to think that it should taste like sugar. However, this is not the case. Scottish Tablet should be smooth and it is one of the more popular Scottish Sweets because it melts in your mouth.
How do you prevent Scottish Tablet from tasting like a mouthful of sugar?
There are three main reasons why your Scottish Tablet recipe is going wrong and leaving you with a clump of brown sugar, instead of the perfect smooth bite of Scottish Tablet:
1. You don’t have enough milk. There are two milk options when making Scottish Tablet - condensed milk or whole milk. Using condensed milk, in theory, lowers the risk of you burning your Tablet, however, some Scottish Tablet Specialists, believe using condensed milk is cheating! At The Ochil Fudge Pantry, we believe that as long as you use quality ingredients and a robust method to avoid your Scottish Tablet tasting too sugary, you should use what you like. If you notice your mixture looking slightly dry make sure to add more whole milk or condensed milk or both!
2. The butter to sugar ratio is wrong. This is another really important factor when following a Scottish Tablet Recipe. If you have too much sugar and not enough butter or vice versa you will not be able to melt your mixture effectively. There are various Scottish Tablet recipes online that will provide different measurements of butter to sugar, however, measurement when following these particular recipes is extremely important. Make sure you use weighing scales and don’t just guess.
3. You’ve cooked the Tablet too fast. One of the most important things about making Scottish Tablet is patience! If you try to cook your Tablet too fast your sugar won’t dissolve. Tablet is over 50% sugar, so while you want to create tasty Scottish Sweets you need to give it time to melt and cook properly. All good things come to those who wait…as our gran used to tell us so patience is a key virtue when making this tasty treat.
We hope you enjoyed our mini blog on how to avoid making homemade Scottish Tablet that tastes too sugary and tips on how to make it smooth and delicious. Leave a comment below, we’d love to hear from you!