The first time I ever heard about “fairy bread” I was at a play-date with 2 other mums. When they explained to me what it was I found it hard to believe that someone could really go crazy for something like “that”. But let me tell you that I completely changed my mind the first time I tasted some! It is so yummy! And kids love it… it is so colourful and festive that it really cannot be left out of a kid’s party or get together. I made this for my 24×24 event “Come have some Aussie tucker, mate!” and my kids devoured them: I am quite sure it was the dish they liked the most in the whole meal! Make some to have with a cup of tea and make the child in you happy!
White sandwich bread
Hundreds and Thousands
Cut the white sandwich bread into triangles. Spread some softened butter on the bread slices. Sprinkle with hundreds and thousands…
… and serve.
Miriam @ overtimecook says
I don’t think 100s and 1000s are American- but that’s a totally cool name! I think those are the same as our non-pareils, right?
Yes! They are the same thing 🙂
Interesting! I just had to click and see what the heck Fairy bread was. What a wonderfully easy treat!
Kiri W. says
This reminds me of the Netherlands, where chocolate sprinkles are a standard bread topper. It’s amazing! 🙂
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
My kids will exclaim for joy if they see this bread. Heehee. It’s really pretty!
Nuts about food says
I had never heard of fairy bread, but what child (and one or more adults I know) can resist rainbow sprinkles?
Another easy way to make this quintessential Australian children’s treat is to cover a plate with the 100’s and 1000’s and then dip the buttered bread onto them for quick 100% coverage!
Wow this post just took me back to my childhood. I lived in Australia for 5 years when I was little and I used to eat this there all the time – I had completely forgotten about this though and only remembered about it when I saw this photo. I can seriously remember the taste of this so vividly. Now I want some!