Just what you need, it’s diet time and here we are posting tablet. However, it’s Burns Night soon and what’s more Scottish than sugar. A wee dram with it or a wee splash in it.
1/4 pint water
175g unsalted butter
1lb caster sugar
75g sweetened condensed milk
Using a fairly large pan, heat the water, melt the butter into the hot water. Before the water reaches the boil, add and thoroughly disolve the sugar. stir often
bring the water to the boil and then allow to simmer. When simmering, add the condensed milk. the mixture will be a very light, creamy colour
Stirring (very very very) often, allow the mixture to thicken until it is a deep caramel colour, the texture/consistency of the mixture will change quickly after around 20mins, maybe as long as 30mins from a watery simmer to a thicker bubbling.
Test the mixture by dropping a little onto a cold side plate, it should not run and should be thick and sticky after 30 seconds.
remove from heat and beat mixture for a good 10 mins. pour mixture into a shallow sided tray (10″x6″) there should be enough mixture for it to be about 1cm thick. Allow to cool for 30mins, even in the freezer. slice and enjoy.