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It’s a birthday staple for a reason, but now the Yanks have decided to upscale our fairy bread!

American author Katherine Sacks wanted to share her “discovery” of this Australian delicacy with her online readers but right out of the gate started to get it wrong. She wrote, “Despite its striking appearance, in Australia, fairy bread isn’t considered fancy food — the toast is usually eaten as breakfast, as a snack in-between meals, or after dinner to finish off the meal”. If you are an Aussie that grew up either eating or serving the soggy butter and 100s and 1000s laden white bread than you might already be screaming “Toast? Is she mad?”

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As well as not being made on toast, when have you had fairy bread for breakfast or a snack that wasn’t on the same day as a kid’s party? The author then goes on to show how to make it and right away misses the point of the amazingly simple, hence why it’s for kid’s parties only, treat. However, her website is the kind that always shows it’s food on rustic wood cutting boards with random trinkets strewn about.

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“To make fairy bread, use a nice cultured butter (even better, make your own) and spread it on thick; about two tablespoons per piece of toast,” she wrote before adding “As for the sprinkles, although classic round rainbow sprinkles are traditional for Aussies, I much prefer the texture of sparkly sanding sugar, which makes the treat more like the sugared toast I grew up with”. Many Aussies in the comments suggested that if she was making “sugared toast” of her youth than she wasn’t really making fairy bread.

What do you think of a new interpretation of fairy bread? Too far?

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  1. Fairy bread is made from bread, not toast., and we use sprinkles not sugar. So, she made sugar toast.

  2. They never seem to get too much right, just look at their political lead up, it’s a shambles with both runners. Perhaps that’s the problem, they’ve live on “SUGAR BREAD” for too long. They need some real “FAIRY BREAD” sandwiches and “REAL VEGEMITE” on their toast to toughen them up.

  3. Fairy bread using fresh bread, a thin layer of butter/margarine and sprinkles is a must have for kids birthday parties. I have never had fairy bread spread with a thick layer of butter, and never on toast. Not appealing at all.

  4. If they are going to make something that isn’t fairy bread, then don’t call it fairy bread.

    Fairy bread is buttered BREAD with coloured SPRINKLES!!!

  5. We absolutely never had it except at kids birthdays. I dare say the Americans needed to add to it. They tend to eat things much sweeter than we do. But then of course it isn’t fairy bread is it?

  6. Someone should tell her to lay a thick layer of Vegemite before they add the sprinkles . I recently ran across an American spread called ” SMUCKERS GOOBER” Manufactured in the town of ORRVILLE OKLAHOMA it is in a jar and appears striped .It is actually Strawbery jam and peanut butter in the same jar . It tastes as revolting as the name implies .
    the only thing I know that tastes worse than NUTELLA.

  7. Made many plates of ‘fairy bread’. ONLY as a children’s treat for a party. ALWAYS on fresh thin sliced, thinly buttered or margarined bread, liberally sprinkled with 100’s & 1000’s. Have made it with the little multicolored icing logs when I ran out of 100’s & 1000’s. NEVER EVER ON TOAST. HAS to be eaten on the day as the bread quickly goes dry . NEVER EATEN IT at any other time and NEVER AS A SNACK. YUCK cannot imagine anything worse as it is true little kids party food

  8. Fairy bread is for kids parties only and on bread not toast/The yabks even have peanut butter and Jello in the one container yuck

  9. ahahahhhhhhhhhhh I am screaming the yanks have a terrible habit of messing up but how dare they touch our beautiful party treat “fairy bread”and make it toast with sugar sprinkles. Stupid woman and typical of stupid Americans

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