What is Scottish Tablet and why is it so different to fudge?

Scottish tablet for Sale on Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Scottish tablet for sale on Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Anyone who has tasted Scottish Tablet will tell you it is like nothing else in the world. At first glance, it might look like fudge, but from first bite the way it differs from fudge is clear. Scottish tablet, with its crumbly, melt-in-the-mouth texture and sweetness that makes your teeth zing, really is quite unique.

So why is Scottish tablet so different from fudge?

Making Scottish Tablet

Scottish tablet and fudge are made in a similar way. That is by melting sugars and using elbow grease to reach a thickening point. But it is the liquid in the tablet recipe that makes all the difference. Traditionally fudge is made with double or clotted cream, while tablet is made with condensed milk.

After comparing tablet and fudge recipes, food journalist, Felicity Cloake suggests that the perfect recipe for tablet includes butter, sugar, a little salt, whole milk and condensed milk. Only then will you get Scottish tablet’s lighter, crumbly texture.

In theory, Scottish tablet is quite easy to make but it does take a bit of skill to get just right. Always use a sugar thermometer to get the temperature exact and be prepared for a full upper arm workout as you beat the tablet to setting point. Even then, the perfect tablet still comes down to a bit of luck. When it does go perfectly, you’ll end up with the best tablet you’ve ever tasted.

Scottish tablet is the perfect thank you gift

As the old saying (almost) goes, there is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with Scottish tablet. It is the sweet treat that fixes all frowns.

If you want to say, “Cheer Up”, say it with Scottish tablet. Or “I’m loving your work” say it with tablet. You can even say, “I’m thinking of you” with tablet.

Buy Scottish Tablet

Not wanting to bake?

There are lots of excellent Scottish tablets available, and our favourite for consistent good quality and taste is Miss Tilly’s Scottish Tablet. Made with quality ingredients using traditional methods, it is gluten free and preservatives-free too.

Take a look at our gift options featuring Mrs Tilly’s Scottish tablet.

Create your own hamper gift selection with Miss Tilly’s Scottish Tablet, or choose one of our gift range, hand-packed to order.

Birthday hampers

Birthday hamper with Scottish food and drink
Birthday hamper,    Shop here

Alcohol free greetings

Taste of Scotland Hamper
Taste of Scotland Hamper,  Shop here

For your sweet-toothed colleague

Scottish Sweet-Toothed Gift Selection
Scottish Sweet-Toothed Gift Selection, Shop here

Family hampers

Extra Large Nevis Hamper
Ideal for family occasions  – The XL Nevis Hamper  Shop here