Fairy Bread: So Basic, So Brilliant

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It may not be (OK, it definitely isn’t) the healthiest thing to serve your kids, but the latest Internet-pleasing food trend to emerge from Australia is pretty much guaranteed to be a hit with them: Fairy Bread.

What, you ask, is Fairy Bread? It’s so basic yet so brilliant: white bread smeared with butter or margarine, then liberally covered with rainbow sprinkles and cut into triangles.

Artery-clogging, perhaps, but also both visually and sweet-tooth satisfying, it sure beats a Vegemite sandwich.

The simple, sugary and super-colorful treat — sometimes also called a “hundreds and thousands sandwich,” because “hundreds and thousands” is what they call sprinkles in Australia (who knew?) — is apparently a staple at kids’ birthday parties in the land down under. But it can be served on other occasions as well.

There are a few mild variations: It’s sometimes cut into other shapes, Nutella or peanut butter are swapped in for butter. (Someone has even launched a day in Fairy Bread’s honor — and OMG, here is a Fairy Bread Milkshake!)

You probably don’t need to follow a recipe, aside from the broad directions outlined above, but if you truly need one, well, here. Yum.

Photo courtesy of @symmetrybreakfast