Thinking of what to prepare for your child’s school party? Worry no more. Check out fairy bread – the fool-proof party food idea that you can easily prepare one day in advance.
True to its name, I believe that there must be some kind of magic to the fairy bread because my kids just can’t seem to get enough of it. It’s truly a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Furthermore, the ingredients are simple and so incredibly easy to make.
What is Fairy Bread?
Fairy bread is a popular party food in Australia and traditionally served during a child’s birthday party. In essence, it’s actually just bread slathered with butter or margarine and topped with colourful sprinkles.
The recipe originally calls for “100s’ and 1000’s”, a type of colourful and perfectly round sprinkles. However, where I live, the “100s’ and 1000’s” is somehow more expensive than the regular rice sprinklers.
So, if you would like to stay true to the original recipe, then use “100s’ and 1000’s”. But if you are preparing for a party or huge crowd, feel free to substitute the sprinkles with colourful chocolate rice as you would need to use quite a fair bit of sprinkles for this recipe.
I had tried using both and I can honestly tell you that it makes no difference taste wise and the kids don’t mind at all 🙂
There are many ways to apply the sprinkles on fairy bread. Some recipes suggest directly scattering the sprinkles on bread. Yet others suggest pouring the sprinkles onto a plate and then press the bread onto the sprinkles. I opt for the latter because it’s obviously less messy. But to make it even easier, I would suggest that you use a container instead. The container must be big enough to accommodate the bread and about 2 inches deep. Read more on how to prepare fairy bread in the recipe below:
Fairy Bread Recipe
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Have a look at another suggestion for kids’ party food – my chicken nuggets in asian style recipe here.