2 November 2016

Let Me Tell You All About 'Fairy Bread'...

What is Fairy bread?
Fairy bread is white bread that has been buttered and sprinkled with 'Hundreds and Thousands' then cut into triangles to serve.

What are 'Hundreds and Thousands'?
Hundreds and thousands are sprinkles that are very small balls made from coloured sugar, in blue, green, pink, green, yellow, orange and white.

Where did Fairy Bread Originate from?  
Fairy bread is an age old tradition 'down under' both in Australia and New Zealand and is relatively unknown in other parts of the world.

No one is really sure who invented the Fairy Bread idea, but there has been reference to it as early as 1929 as an Australian childrens party food.
Another theory is it was inspired from Robert Louis Stevenson's poem of the same name 'Fairy Bread', from 'The Child's Garden Of Verse' dated 1885.
The truth is - no one really knows 'Fairy Breads' origins.

When do you eat Fairy Bread?
Fairy bread is a treat for special occasions and is a firm favourite for children's birthday parties. 
(Both with the children and the adults!)

What's the latest fairy bread trend?
That would be to cut the fairy bread into shapes using cookie cutters as a guide to cut out the bread shape rather than serving the traditional four triangles.  

Emilee Rose is very happy with her fairy bread picnic...which is another treat activity for some fairy fun!

 'What is not to love about Fairy Bread?'.

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  1. What a sweet little girl. I am a faerie fan. I really appreciate you adding some faerie knowledge as well. Pinned.

    1. Oh yes Faeries rule here! My daughter dressed as a beautiful Fairy for Halloween this year.

  2. I feel like fairy bread deserves a much large world wide fan base. Bread with sprinkles - you are right, what's not to like! Perfect for a party or just when you've had a bad day at work and need a pick me up!

  3. oh my..super cute indeed! Love to see that lovely fairy :)

  4. I'm definitely a fairy lover ... the tale about the fairy bread is pretty cool and one I have never come across ... what a special treats for the kiddos xo

    Carla aka Mrs R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

    1. Fairy bread is such an iconic New Zealand and Australian Tradition, that it was only recently that I discovered the world did not know about it. Had to change that - because the world should know all about fairy bread.

  5. Oh how fun, my girls would love this, and so would I! A great snack and nope, I have never heard of it before, Thank you for sharing this!! I will for sure try it out!

  6. What a cute idea, your post has been chosen to be featured on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week. Watch for it.
    And BTW did you know that your Pinterest icon/link is not working, thought you would like to know.
    Have a great week, Karren

    1. Thank you for the feature. And for letting me know my icons not working. Will do a repair. :)

  7. I could use some fairy bread, your little girl is darling!!
    Your post will be featured this week on Oh my Heartsie Girl's WW
    Hope you have a great week!

    1. Thank you Karren. The wee fairy is my Granddaughter Emilee. :)

  8. What a sweet idea and adorable photos! Thanks for sharing this at Snickerdoodle. I'm going to do make these with my granddaughter. She loves all things fairies.


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