Today is St Andrews Day in Scotland. I have Scottish grandparents and red hair so I think of myself as a honorary Scot, or at least I do on St Andrews Day and Burns Night so I can justify eating vast quantities of Haggis and Shortbread.
Yesterday at work we had a little celebration at lunch time, we ate haggis pies (pictured above) and everyone brought something Scottish in to share. Someone had already chosen to bring Shortbread so I decided to try something new and make Tablet.
I scoured the internet for a recipe and found one that looked relatively easy, although after I began cooking I realised there were glaring holes in the recipe which left me wondering if what I was doing was at all right, I ended up goggling furiously towards the end looking for pictures of what my tablet should look like.
I shouldn't have worried as it all turned out fine in the end.
This recipe made about 100-130 small squares, I used a 39cm x 27cm x 2.5cm baking tray and it only filled half of it, but the consistency of the tablet meant I could mould it into one end of the tin quite easily.
- 150ml Semi-skimmed Milk
- 500g Granulated Sugar
- 397g tin Condensed Milk
- 2 teaspoons Whiskey or Bourbon (could sub for vanilla or other flavouring)
- Greaseproof Paper (Enough to line a shallow 25mm tin)
I scheduled this post for this morning, then woke up to the awful news of the helicopter crash in Glasgow. I just wanted to add that my thoughts are with those involved xx