Who doesn't love Fairy Bread? It's a magical, whimsical, simple, yet absolute fantasy food and adored by all Australians. Did you realise that the 24 November, every year, is Fairy Bread Day? It's a day to make Fairy Bread for breakfast, lunch, dinner, as an in-between snack or … just because. No charity involvement here - Fairy Bread Day is just to enjoy the ultimate pleasure of Fairy Bread - the Rainbow food that is Australia's very own invention.
Colour and sprinkles - Image: Fairy Bread Day FB page
Although the name, Fairy Bread, gives it an air of intricate, mystical magic, Fairy Bread is actually, quite simplistically, a three ingredient treat: a slice of bread spread generously with butter and covered in rainbow sprinkles. It's sparkly, it's fun, it's colourful and surprise, surprise…it's delicious.
The story goes that Fairy Bread was inspired by a Robert Louis Stevenson poem:-
'COME up here, O dusty feet! Here is fairy bread to eat. Here in my retiring room, Children, you may dine On the golden smell of broom
And the shade of pine; And when you have eaten well, Fairy stories hear and tell.'
Sprinkles, sprinkles everywhere - Image: Elaine de Wet