Monday, August 16, 2010

What is Fairy Bread?


Last night I was watching the movie Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger which was rather wonderful. There was a scene where two girls were getting ready for a party, buttering bread and covering it with sprinkles. I thought they were just making something up but then they walk into the party and the mother goes "Oh you brought Fairy Bread!". So I thought to myself is this a real thing? I talked to Adele because the movie was Australian and did some googling and it's indeed real! Why had I never heard of it?

Turns out it's commonly made in Australia for Children's parties. You can read how to make it here. It's rather easy, white bread, butter/margarine and sprinkles! So today I gave it a whirl myself. In most of the pictures I had seen the rainbow colored sprinkles were used but I thought maybe the singular colored more granular sprinkles I had also seen in a few cases might taste better so I made a bit of that too. Turns out I was right, the singular colored sprinkles did have a bit of a sweeter taste and there was less crunching of the sprinkles but I think the rainbow colored ones look a lot cuter! I just used the margarine we had in the fridge but you might be able to get a sweeter taste based on the spread you use.

Overall, I don't think I would eat this often, probably rather have a cookie but it was a lot of fun to learn about and make!

Have you ever heard of Fairy Bread or made it?

24 comments:

  1. I have never heard of this but I can see why it would be so popular at kids parties. It's kind of adorable!

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  2. I've never heard of it, but it can't be too much sweeter than cinnamon toast.

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  3. I've never heard of Fairy Bread, but it looks good :)

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  4. I've never heard of it but it looks so fun to make and I love the name of it!

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  5. I have never heard of it before. It looks too sweet for my taste but I can see how a kid might like it.

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  6. I learned to make Fairy Bread at an international food festival in junior high. As a butter and sugar junkie, I love it.

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  7. LOL. That is the coolest and yet most weird thing I've ever heard of! I wonder how I can incorporate it in my classroom...

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  8. haha, awesome! Glad you gave it a shot and also kudos for watching Hey Hey It's Esther, awesome movie! Also, shocked that so many people haven't heard of it :S

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  9. This is the first time I've heard of fairy bread. I love its name!

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  10. I've never heard of fairy bread. I love how it looks! I need to try this now. Yum!

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  11. No, but it looks delicious! Definitely can't eat this everyday, but maybe ONLY for special occasions :)

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  12. Love that stuff!

    I lived in New Zealand when I was a kid and other kids would have fairy bread as birthday party food. It was delicious, but definitely NOT good for you (white bread, butter, hundreds and thousands/sprinkles). My mom never made it for me because it was too unhealthy :(

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  13. vine-

    Yeah it left me feeling kinda sick and I didn't even eat that much! Was fun to try though!

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  14. YES!
    I think I might've read a book where the mentioned fairy bread... Scarlett by Cathy Cassidy (a UK author), I think.
    But seriously, that is SO CUTE!
    Love, Hannah

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  15. I've never seen this before. I'm a sugar junkie, so I'm interested.

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  16. I had never hear of fairy bread, but it looks so cute. My daughter is a bread and butter freak, I bet she would love this.

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  17. I used to eat bread butter and sugar all the time, so I guess that's pretty much the same thing. I do like the name fairy bread, though. Much prettier.

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  18. Nope never heard of it. I've heard of faerie bread which is made with honey, raisins, and a few other things but it's kind of like baked pastries.

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  19. As an australian, I am a fairy break connoisseur. They are the epitome of children's party food. And chocolate crackles. And honey joys, and those cup cakes where you chop off the top, fill the hole with cream, chop that top bit in 2 and stick them in the cream like wings. Add a sprinkling of icing sugar. What ARE they called. I'm completely spacing on it. Anyway. Yes. Aussie party food. Wish people brought it to grown up parties. Probably doesn't go that well with vodka.

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    1. The cupcakes you mention were fairy cakes! (We aussies must love our fairies.) But what are honey joys please? I have heard of them, but don't think they were a "staple" in our party diet.

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  20. Ummmm, interesting. LOL

    I doubt I'd jump on the fairy bread, but like you said if it was a cookie I feel confident that I'd enjoy it!

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  21. I'm Australian and I didn't realize fairy bread was something only we did. It was a must have at birthday parties when I was growing up - so yum :)

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  22. I'm from the US, and when I was growing up my mom would make me bread and butter and sugar sandwiches, which looks like essentially the same thing. Who knew it had a name?

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  23. As another Australian - yes it was definitely at ALL the parties I went to as a child. And as an adult once every now and again I crave a bit of fairy bread (probably more for nostalgic reasons). However, I don't eat butter or margarine, so it's bit hard for me to make for myself - I tend to just have to squish the 100s and 1000s onto the bread (as a child I used the palm of my hand - and then got to lick the 100s and 1000s off my palm)! As a mother I let me daughter have this for a rare treat for lunch - provided she only ate it outside! It can be messy.

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