Posted by: mariawl | 2011/02/23

Dairy-Free Tablet

My Scottish friend is Lactose Intolerant and asked me if I could make dairy free tablet. I accepted his challenge! This delightfully crumbly tablet has the same texture as normal but a slightly different taste due to the coconut milk in the dairy-free condensed milk. The taste may well be different, but I still really like it, and hopefully you will too.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Dairy-Free Milk (e.g. Almond/Soy/Lacto-Free Milk)
  • 1oz Dairy-Free Butter (I used a spread made from sunflower oil, so it is also Soya-free. But Soya spread could be used too)
  • 1lb Sugar
  • 1 Quantity of Dairy-Free Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • Few Drops Vanilla Essence

Method:

  1. Line a tin with baking parchment.
  2. Over a gentle heat, place the milk, sugar and butter in a (preferably non-stick) pan. I used a large, thick rimmed frying pan. The wider surface area the better, to help prevent burning.
  3. Once the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved, add the condensed milk.
  4. Whilst stirring continuously, bring the mixture to the boil. Then add the golden syrup.
  5. Boil for a further 5 minutes, stirring continuously, until the soft ball stage has been reached (see tip, below)
  6. Take the pan off the heat, add the vanilla essence and beat the mixture for a further 3-5 minutes until nice and thick.
  7. Pour mixture into the prepared tin and cool.

Tip: The soft ball stage will read 235° F–240° F on a sugar thermometer. If you don’t have a thermometer, just drop a spoonful of the mixture into some iced water and if it turns into a ball, it’s ready!

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