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?