- Fairy cakes. The obvious choice to go with the Fairy Queen's afternoon tea. As a girl, she used to make them herself by hand. It is compulsory in the realm to only use magic when necessary to save energy and the Princess as she then was discovered, as so many others have across dimensions, that she loved baking. Eileen enjoyed it too. The Queen occasionally still gets to bake but mainly during the summer when the Council tour their constituencies and she has less in the manner of meetings to worry about.
- Souffle. Most of the realm's upper classes consider this a magical dish in itself. Dishes which taste "light" are considered something special here.
- Salmon en Croute. Fish is very popular throughout the realm's classes. The lower classes (the imps and pixies) tend to prefer cod and chips but the upper classes go for salmon en croute as their fish dish of choice. The Queen likes both and regularly eats both to the delight of her people and to the mild disgust of the upper classes (but they do not argue. The Queen likes that element of her position. People generally do not argue. Eileen of course breaks the mould which does nothing to improve her relationship with her cousin).
- Victoria sponge. One of many recipes directly pinched by the Royal Kitchens because the Household knew it would go down well with the boss. They were right. It is generally served when the Queen fancies something a bit more substantial than a fairy cake. Hanastrew likes loads of jam and cream in hers and loves it if such things ooze out of the side of the cake.
- Griffin surprise. It was more of a surprise, an unwelcome one, to the griffin. The Queen does not approve but it is an ancestral "hanger-on" and it is very rarely served by Roxannadrell. She orders it served occasionally if she particularly wishes to please her Council as for most of them this is a standard dish.
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