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The History Cooks From Hampton Court Palace
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Wishing you all a very happy Christmas 2017.
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What A Difference A Year Makes! - some random wittering, a Christmas gift from me to you!

So, almost a year since I bothered posting anything here, I suppose I should put some effort in eh?! Well as I sit here on enforced sick leave I’ve got some time to think and write, which makes a nice change. First things first, and for the…
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The Sugar Queen - Part 3 - Boiled Sugar...Finally!

So just the last two days of the Christmas event to cover and we’re done and dusted…is it just me or does Christmas seem a really, really long time ago? Where have those two weeks gone? Anyway…day 5 dawned and there was no getting away from it for Adrian…
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The Sugar Queen - part 2 - ̶C̶a̶s̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶T̶h̶e̶ ̶S̶u̶g̶a̶r̶ - Errmm...Nope!

So, last time I went through the first couple of days of the Christmas event and detailed how the plaster of Paris mould was made ready for casting the sugar figure. The next stage of the plan was to follow the instructions in the Platt recipe for casting…
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If you’re interested in some more historic details regarding plaster of Paris, albeit a little later in history than the Tudors, then you should take a look at this blog post on plaster of Paris which is part of the ever excellent Recipes Project.  Enjoy…
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The Sugar Queen - Mould Making. The first post on the Christmas cookery confectionery capers at Hampton Court Palace

So the equipment is cleaned and put away, the team returned to their homes and the dust has settled on another Christmas of cookery at Hampton Court Palace…but what did we achieve? Two posts ago,  , I detailed the plans for the work over the week and gave…
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As well as the sugar Queen last week, we also did our core work...roasting.
As this recap for those that didn't follow on Twitter shows, I didn't pay the roasting half as much attention as the confectionary work.
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If you weren't following my Twitter feed from Hampton Court Palace this past week, then here's a taste of what you missed.

FYI you don't need a Twitter account to view the public timeline, just visit www.twitter.com/tudorcook to see it in its full glory!

There'll be a full blog post on the event, or maybe two if that's how it turns out, but that'll have to wait a few days...The link will be posted here and on Twitter when it's written and done
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A quick update on the impending Christmas cookery at Hampton Court Palace
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Just to let you know that some degree of concern has been assuaged today as I’ve heard from Adrian that the wooden former he was supposed to be making does indeed exist….hooray! Unfortunately the wording of his text message read thus: She’s looking more…
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