Fairy bread

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Fairy bread
Fairy Bread.jpg
Place of origin Australia, New Zealand
Main ingredient(s) White bread, margarine or butter, sprinkles or hundreds and thousands

Fairy bread is sliced white bread spread with margarine or butter and covered with sprinkles or hundreds and thousands which stick to the spread.[1] It is typically cut into triangles.[2]

It is commonly served at children's parties in Australia and New Zealand.[3][4] The origin of the term is not known, but it may come from the poem 'Fairy Bread' in Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses, published in 1885.[2]

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  1. ^ Stott Despoja, Shirley. (March 2012). "Third Age: Bread and Butter and Hundreds and Thousands". The Adelaide Review. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Australian Words: Fairy Bread", Australian National Dictionary Centre, ANU.
  3. ^ Jacky Adams (6 February 2009). "The War Against Fairy Bread". Sydney Morning Herald. 
  4. ^ Ursula Dubosarsky (2001). Fairy Bread. Mitch Vane (illus.). Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-131175-3.