SCOTTISH TABLET
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The famous Scottish treat known as Scottish Tablet dates from the early 18th century.  It has a coarse and brittle texture, and it is a bit harder than fudge, but it's softer than a hard candy.  This terrific taste of Scottish culture is simply melt-in-your-mouth scrumptious!  It was originally made with cream and sugar, but we'll make ours with sweetened, condensed milk and unsalted butter.  There is widespread debate as to whether it's more delicious made with salted or unsalted butter; use whichever you prefer.  WARNING:  Scottish Tablet is highly addictive!  LOL.

 
Total Time to Make: 40 mins, 5 mins prep
 
Cooking Time:  30 mins
Serves 20 or more
 

Ingredients

2 cups of whole milk
8 oz. of softened butter
4 lbs. of sugar
16 oz.  of sweetened, condensed milk
Flavorings:  A Few Drops of Butter Vanilla, Rum, Butterscotch, Whiskey or Almond Extract

Gather Ingredients.
Butter a 9 by 13 inch pan

In a large, deep saucepan (minimum 8-cup capacity) heat the whole milk on low heat. 
Add the butter, melt, and mix well until combined.
Add the sugar and dissolve.
Then, turn the heat up to high and bring to a hard boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly to keep the sugar from sticking to the pan or burning.  If you would like to use a candy thermometer, bring the concoction to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, or hard-ball stage.
Once at 250 degrees F, add the sweetened, condensed milk.  You might want to stand back as you do, so it doesn't splatter and burn you.  The mixture will be very hot.
Stir thoroughly and lower the heat to a 2 or 3 setting and simmer 20 minutes.  You will see bubbling and a resemblance to moon craters.  Keep cooking until the mixture starts to darken to a caramel color.
Once you can tell it has thickened, take the pan from the stove, and put it on a towel to stabilize it.
Beat the mixture for 5-10 minutes, using either an electric mixer or by hand, with a whisk.
Add a few drops of your favorite flavoring.
Pour the mixture into a buttered pan.
Cool the tablet.
When it is cool but still soft, cut it into 1-inch squares.
Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy a piece of paradise!