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The royal cook reveals the sweet that Queen Elizabeth has loved since she was five years old.

A favourite snack that Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom has been eating for more than 90 years has been served by a former royal cook.

After 15 years of serving as the Queen’s personal chef at Buckingham Palace, royal chef Darren McGrady has taken to social media to share some of his insights on the royal delicacies with his admirers and followers on YouTube.

McGrady recently published a video explaining how to make your own royal afternoon tea at home and the kinds of sandwiches that would be served there.

His Majesty’s childhood treat of “jam penny,” which he offered in his video, has been her go-to afternoon tea snack ever since, he disclosed. For more than 90 years, the sweet dessert has been a staple on the menu.

“Simple, just bread and jam, generally strawberry jam, with a little butter. We used the magnificent Scottish strawberries from the gardens to make the jam at Balmoral Castle, he recalled.

He added, “They were nicknamed pennies, after the size of the old English penny,” layered the jam and butter slice, and cut it into circles on the video.

The king is rumoured to prefer a variety of snacks, including a straightforward tuna mayonnaise sandwich, in addition to the sweeter foods, according to former royal chef Owen Hodgson.

He also detailed the precise instructions for cooking this straightforward dish, including that her sandwich must be well-buttered and served with thin slices of cucumber before being topped with pepper.