Wednesday, 16 January 2013


One of my favourite ever confections, but I actually made it by accident. It was a good accident however, and one I can repeat so here it is. Butter tablet is like hard, crumbly fudge which is almost short in texture, but indescribably rich in flavour.

400g golden, unrefined sugar (Demerara)
150ml milk
55g butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

Begin by slightly heating the sugar in a pan for a couple of minutes on a low heat, not so it begins to melt, just to warm the grains through. Add the milk and butter and stir with a wooden spoon until butter is melted and sugar has dissolved. Boil on a slightly higher heat for around 10 minutes, stirring continuously, making sure it does not stick to side of pan. After 10 minutes, take off heat add the vanilla extract and beat rigorously until the mixture thickens and begins to go grainy almost against the spoon. Pour onto the baking paper and press down, with the paper, into a block. Leave to cool and harden then cut into rough chunks. Parts of the butter tablet will crumble away, but these bits are equally as good.

1 comment:

  1. why didn't i know this recipe sooner?! I LOVE butter tablet soo much!!