Scottish Tablet; A History:
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. Scottish Tablet is often flavoured with vanilla, whisky or nuts.
Most commercially available Scottish tablet use fondant instead of the milk products and add preservatives to prolong shelf life.
Tablet is occasionally referred to as Scottish or 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. Scottish Tablet is a traditional after dinner sweet and graces many a Scottish wedding or function as the finale to a special meal.
Scottish Tablet Company, Annfield House, Argyll Street, Campbeltown, Argyll PA28 6AZ
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