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Monday, December 01, 2008

St Andrew's Day

St Andrew.
Patron saint of Scotland, Apostle, brother of Saint Peter, whatever, he's the reason that I decided to make 'tablet' yesterday.
Now for those of you that are new to the world of Scottish confectionary, tablet is basically sugar, more sugar, condensed milk, butter and sweetened with sugar.

Ironically I ended up following an American recipie as the Scottish ones I could find on t'internet went along the lines of "throw all your ingredients in a pan, boil it, that's it done".

The problem seems to be that only old grannies know the timings involved in making this most calorie controlled diet unfriendly of sweets. Pour the mixture too soon and it won't set right, boil it too long and it turns into a substance rivalled only by carbon fibre in it's strength to weight ratio.

Mine ended up SO hard that I could cut diamonds with it.
Tastes nice though, just dont expect to swallow any of it.

6 comments:

Misssy M said...

Oh I'm going to phone my mum and get her to make some. I doubt anything I try to make would be as good...and, well, she is retired. I'm not.

Zen Wizard said...

Yummy!

Steve said...

"Mine ended up SO hard that I could cut diamonds with it.
Tastes nice though, just dont expect to swallow any of it." Taken out of context that could be quite a claim on the porn circuit...

EmmaK said...

Oh darling, do be careful and don't crack a tooth!

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Inchy said...

Misssy - If your mum's tablet is any good, her recipie would be greatly appreciated.

Zen - It is. It's like sweet tasting granite.

Steve - I worry about you.

EmmaK - It's ok, they're made of plastic.