It was very fashionable to have the shields of visiting guests made up as huge jam tarts.
This sort of thing was called a 'conceit'
The Tudor kitchen would have a large stock of homemade jams.
Boiling up fruit with sugar to make jam was a way of preserving the fruit from their orchards.
This jam tart uses pastry, strawberry jam, blackcurrant jam, gooseberry jam and apricot jam.
You could design a shield and make up a your own Tudor 'conceit'! .
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