Sunday, 29 November 2015


For a frugal gift, make some Scottish  microwave tablet -a delicious traditional sweet with only 3 ingredients!
You will need: 
  • 115g (4oz) chopped unsalted butter 
  • 455g (1lb) caster sugar 
  • 145ml (5fl oz or 1/4 pint) evaporated milk
1. Line a square 20cm (8in) tin with tin foil. 
2. Mix the sugar, evaporated milk and butter in a large microwave safe bowl. 
3. Cook on high heat in a 750 watt microwave for 12 minutes, stopping and stirring every two to three minutes. 
4. Remove from the microwave and beat for two minutes using an electric whisk (or wooden spoon if you don't have one). 
5. Pour into prepared tin. 
6. Mark into 1in squares while soft and leave to set before cutting into squares.
Bag up in cellophane bags (or squares of cellophane wrap), tie up and trim with ribbon or festive string and a home-made label and you have a lovely, tasty frugal gift.

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