Fairy bread is one of Australia’s interesting culinary creations. Apparently a huge hit with kids, and a common feature in children’s party. I can see the appeal. It’s colourful, sweet, crunchy, and has the word “fairy” in it. And it’s messy to eat, which is always a bonus. I think I would love it too… if I was 2 year old.
So I was surprised when J asked me to make fairy bread for his morning tea. An unusual request from a grown man, I thought.
“So do you want the crust off or on?” I asked.
“Oh yah…. Haha…” He chuckled, obviously reminiscing again. “Crust off please.”
While I was making these, it suddenly dawned on me that my iphone cover (which I love very much) looks like fairy bread.
(Guess which one is my mobile phone...)
Not much of a recipe here. You only need three ingredients- fresh soft white bread, butter at room temperature, and 100s and 1000s (aka sprinkles). First, place 100s and 1000s on a plate. Spread a thick layer of butter evenly over the bread. Press the bread, buttered-side down, into the 100s and 1000s to coat. Cut crust off bread, and diagonally into 2 triangles.