Tablet (or taiblet in Scots) is a medium-hard, melt in the mouth confection from Scotland.
Scottish Tablet has a long history, first noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie in the early 18th century. The traditional recipe used just sugar and cream. In our recipe we have substituted condensed milk and butter for the cream, as it has a tendency to burn when boiled. Tablet is often flavoured with vanilla, whisky or nuts.
Most commercially available tablet use fondant instead of the milk products and add preservatives to prolong shelf life.
Tablet is occasionally referred to as Scots tablet or as Swiss Milk tablet, since some people call condensed milk “Swiss Milk”.
For most Scots tablet is their favourite sweet, especially when home-made. Tablet is a traditional after dinner sweet and graces many a Scottish wedding or function as the finale to a special meal.