Fairy Bread is Simple – So Make It Anyway

Fairy bread
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If you’re not from Australia, the idea of fairy bread might shock you. Yet this simple, sugary childhood treat is, indeed, enjoyed by Australians both young and old. It may not exactly be impressive, fancy, or (definitely not) good for you, but it can certainly hit the spot when you’re looking for something comforting and sweet as a snack. So, without further ado, here is perhaps the world’s easiest dessert recipe: fairy bread. It’s so simple a child could do it… Though that seems to be the point.


  • White bread
  • Butter
  • Sprinkles


Start by removing the crust from each slice of your white bread. After all, we’re embracing our inner child, remember?

Now, spread each slice of bread with a thin and even layer of butter. Place the bread in a container (to help catch the excess sprinkles) and sprinkle generously with your sprinkles of choice, making sure you cover the bread completely. Gently pat the sprinkles down into the bread so they don’t fall off.

Now, the most important step of all: slice the fairy bread diagonally. We all know it tastes better that way. And enjoy!