Professional confectioners are stepping back in time to discover how their Tutor predecessors managed the trade.
Guided by food historian Dr Annie Gray and social historian Emma Dabiri the sweet makers explore how we became a sweet obsessed nation when sugar was singled out as a luxury for the rich.
Embarking on this sugary journey is chocolatier Paul A Young, wedding cake designer Cynthia Stroud, sweet consultant Andy Baxendale and chocolatier Diana Short. They spend four days using original recipes, ingredients and equipment to create dishes that haven’t been made, or eaten, for hundreds of years.
A Tudor Treat, Wednesday, 8 pm – BBC Two