|Place of origin||Australia, New Zealand|
|Main ingredients||White bread, butter or margarine, sprinkles or hundreds and thousands|
|Cookbook: Fairy bread Media: Fairy bread|
It is commonly served at children's parties in Australia and New Zealand. 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.
It was invented in the late 1920's by a Scottish man named Jesse Cross, after he and his family had moved to Sydney, Australia. It is thought that the idea came about after his daughter requested a sandwich that fairies would eat. This lead to Mr. Cross adding colourful (fairy-like) sprinkles to a piece of white bread covered in butter.
- Stott Despoja, Shirley. (March 2012). "Third Age: Bread and Butter and Hundreds and Thousands". The Adelaide Review. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
- "Australian Words: Fairy Bread", Australian National Dictionary Centre, ANU.
- Jacky Adams (6 February 2009). "The War Against Fairy Bread". Sydney Morning Herald.
- Ursula Dubosarsky (2001). Fairy Bread. Mitch Vane (illus.). Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-131175-3.
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