Good Morning Blog Friends. Glad you have found time in your weekend to pop in, I really appreciate that.
We are off later this morning to Bo`ness, we are going with John, Audrey and the boys to join the "Santa Special". There is a Steam Railway at Bo`ness, we have done this, since the boys were babies. Audrey thinks this might be the last year as Thomas is now 8. Don`t want to labour on this, the girls that Hazel looks after are very keen on checking my Blog.......................................!!!!!
I am going to give you the recipe for the Tablet. Is a very old family recipe, it is not the easiest thing to make. You MUST use a heavy based pan, it is also much better to control if you have gas. If you are on a Diet or Diabetic it a definite NO! NO!
2 oz of "BLOCK" butter ..........soft spreadable is absolutely no use
You could use Block Stork but butter is better
1/2 pint Full Fat Milk
2 lbs of Sugar
1 Tin Carnation Condensed Milk (as far as I know you only get one size)
Place the butter and milk in the pan, heat till the butter has melted
Put in the sugar and gently heat till all the sugar has melted
Bring to the boil, turn down the heat till you have a gentle simmer and simmer for 15mins.
Keep stirring as it will burn, stick to the pan if you don`t.
After 15 mins of simmering put in the can of Condensed Milk.
Bring gently back up to the boil, turn the heat back down to the gentle simmer and simmer for 10 mins. Remember to keep strirring.
You should now start to feel it thicken slightly
Remove from the heat using a "HAND" blender with metal blades start whipping the mixture in the pan.
If you don`t have a hand blender you just have to use "Elbow Grease" and beat.......................
After approx 3 to 4 mins it will definitely start to get thicker.
Beat till thick, but mobile enough to pour from the pan.
Pour onto a well greased baking tray.
Leave the tray of tablet standing on a cooling rack to cool
When cool score into squares.
The texture should be firm......................I really do not know how to put this into words.
Don`t laugh............. like biting into the crust on a nice apple pie, then it just melts in your mouth
I really hope if you try this it works out first time, quite a few have tried with great success, others just have not got it.
Don`t mean to be negative but as I said it is not the easiest thing to make.
That`s it for today
Off to get my M&S long sleeved thermal T/shirt on.
Have you tried these?? Hazel put me onto them they are "FABULOUS" for keeping you cozy in this freezing weather.
When I look out my kitchen window I can see the snow on the hills I just hope it stays there.
Thank you for calling by