A KID'S PARTY JUST ISN'T A KID'S PARTY IN AUSTRALIA, WITHOUT FAIRY BREAD.
The kids love it, and for the adults, well, it's one of those retro-kitsch tastes that take you straight back to childhood.
Fairy bread is cheap, cheerful, and completely unfussy - the perfect thing to make for Missy's 3rd Birthday Party. It's also quick to prepare, which is great for last minute party preparations.
Today, I've got a little tutorial on how to make it, because funnily enough, Fairy Bread isn't that common outside Australia - so for everyone who hasn't been eating this since they were in nappies, here's how you make it!
STEP ONE: You'll need plain white bread - don't get fancy with an artisan loaf, and under no circumstances use wholemeal!
The best fairy bread is made with fresh, thinly sliced, whiter-than-white, home brand white bread.
You'll also need some margarine and sprinkles. Traditionally the bread is just cut into triangles with a knife, but if you want to copy mine, then I used a big round cutter, and a smaller star one that fitted inside.
STEP TWO: Using the big round cutter, cut circles from each slice of bread.
STEP THREE: Using the star cutter, cut stars from HALF of your bread circles.
STEP FOUR: Take a plain circle and a star circle, and spread with margarine.
STEP FIVE: Top the plain circle with sprinkles, then sandwich together. Repeat for remaining bread and place on a serving plate.
Fairy bread is best made right before you want to serve it, so it's nice and fresh, and be prepared to make two batches - kids adore it, and it'll just fly off the plate!
So there we go :) An easy, cheerful classic - Fairy Bread.
If you missed my other posts about the last minute birthday party we threw for Missy last Sunday, check them out here:
Part One - White Chocolate Crackles
Part Two - Sweet Sprinkles Popcorn
Part Three - Classic Fairy Bread
Part Six - Chocolate Ripple Cake
All the best,