Fairy bread

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Fairy bread
Fairy Bread.jpg
Type White bread
Place of origin Australia and New Zealand
Main ingredients White bread, margarine, sprinkles or hundreds and thousands
Cookbook: Fairy bread  Media: Fairy bread

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

Fairy bread dates back to the 1920s in Australia, and is first recorded in The Hobart Mercury, which describes children consuming the food at a party.[3] It is commonly served at children's parties in Australia and New Zealand.[4][5] 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]

It is also reported at (various locations on the internet) as "Fairy Bread Day" on November the 24th [6][7][8][9][10]

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  1. ^ Stott Despoja, Shirley (29 March 2012). "Bread And Butter And Hundreds And Thousands". Adelaide Review. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Australian Words: Fairy Bread", Australian National Dictionary Centre, ANU.
  3. ^ "Meanings and origins of Australian words and idioms", Australian National University. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  4. ^ Jacky Adams (6 February 2009). "The War Against Fairy Bread". Sydney Morning Herald. 
  5. ^ Ursula Dubosarsky (2001). Fairy Bread. Mitch Vane (illus.). Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-131175-3. 
  6. ^ "Happy International Fairy Bread Appreciation Day!! • r/australia". reddit. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  7. ^ "WhatNationalDayIsIt.com". whatnationaldayisit.com. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  8. ^ "Five sprinkle-laden ways to celebrate National Fairy Bread Day!". Babyology. 2016-11-24. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  9. ^ "Fairy Bread Day". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  10. ^ "Fairy Bread Day (@FairyBreadDay) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2017-11-23.