The gardeners' labyrinth
This February half term, watch our team of history cooks at Hampton Court Palace create Tudor knot garden made from sugar. Sugar was an expensive luxury at the start of the 16th century, but by Elizabeth I's reign the price had fallen and many more recipes included sugar, so much so that German traveller Paul Hentzner described the English in 1598 as 'having black teeth from great use of sugar'!
From box hedging to gravel paths, architectural obelisks to sugar fountains, this confectionery creation will look at the cookery methods Elizabeth I’s cooks would have used to create elaborate table centrepieces fit for the Queen.
This event takes place in King Henry VIII's Kitchens.
Discover our decadent range of goblets and tankards inspired by our Historic Royal Palaces. The perfect gift for a medieval fan our goblets are made in a selection of leathers, glass and pewter.