Aussie Fairy Bread

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Aussies may be known worldwide for enjoying a great barbecue, but they are no strangers to the sweeter things in life. I’m talking about desserts! Thank goodness I love sweets because I had a fair amount to try while living down under — from laminations and pavlova to Tim Tams and ANZAC biscuits.

But little Aussie kids aren’t running for the pavlova, they are running for fairy bread! Commonly found at children's’ birthday parties, this treat is colorful, fun, delicious and completely void of any nutritional value. What’s not to love?!?

These are traditionally made with the Australian brand Hundreds & Thousands. Although what you’re really looking for is the tiny sugar ball nonpareils sprinkles.

I do make mine using Earth Balance as a butter substitute and have made using gluten-free bread. The recipe below is just the traditional version.

FAIRY BREAD

Ingredients

  • 5 slices of white bread
  • Butter
  • Candy sprinkles

Directions

  1. Cut crusts off each bread slice.
  2. Spread each slice with butter.
  3. Pour the candy sprinkles onto a plate or pie tray (something to contain runaway sprinkles).
  4. Press each slice butter side down into the sprinkles. Gently shake to remove any runaways.
  5. Cut each slice diagonally, creating two triangles per slice.
  6. Admire their simplicity and elegance. Enjoy!

Now just remember, it’s not done the Australian way unless the crusts are cut off and each piece is sliced diagonally!