Using thumbscrews and the rack, we’ve extracted from Jess her Secret Recipe for her unbelievably delicious tablet, which we’ve all wanted for so long.
Actually, she gave it up quite willingly … and here it is:
4lbs granulated sugar
14 fl oz milk
Melt butter on a gentle heat in a large thick-bottomed saucepan.
Add the milk and sugar.
Bring to the boil, stirring regularly, then simmer slowly for 20 minutes, again stirring often, scraping any crystallised bits in from around the pan sides.
Add a large tin of condensed milk and bring back to the boil.
Simmer for a further 20 minutes, or until the mixture has reached “soft ball” stage. (Put a teaspoon of the mixture into a jug of cold water and you should be able to roll it in your fingers.)
Remove from heat.
Add a teaspoon of vanilla essence and beat for 5 minutes or so until it becomes thick and grainy.
Pour into a greased tin (10″ x 15″) and leave to set, marking it out into squares before it is solid.
Tablet to die for! Thank you, Jess!