As you know, this month’s posts are dedicated to filling your life with nostalgia-inducing wonder… Have you been following all the wonderful things here on The Nostalgia Diaries blog recently?: A five-decade playlist of One-Hit Wonders; a look back at one of the most beloved songs ever written, What a Wonderful World; and seven ways to enhance your days with 7 Simple Ways to Fill Your Life with Wonder. Check them out if you haven’t had a chance!
But we know another way to fill your life (er, belly) up with wonder, and it comes in the form of a magical, amazing thing called Fairy Bread.
Yes, that’s right. Fairy Bread. Have you heard of it? This rainbow-hued treat — which comes to us from Australia — consists of only three ingredients: white bread, butter, and sprinkles.
Lots and lots of sprinkles. (Or 100’s and 1,000’s (hundreds and thousands) as many Australians like to call them.)
Fairy Bread is fun. It’s colorful. It’s surprisingly delicious. And perhaps the best part about Fairy Bread: it’s so incredibly easy to make, which means your kiddos (or you, because we all know you’re going to try this, too) will gobble this up faster than you can say Tinkerbell. (Not gonna lie, we made this and ate it in less than 3 minutes, so, yeah, there’s that….)
Fairy Bread seemed like the perfect recipe for Throwback Thursday since it actually dates way back — all the way to the 1920’s. A staple at Australian children’s birthday parties, one of the first references to Fairy Bread was recorded in the Hobart Mercury: “The children will start their party with fairy bread and butter and 100’s and 1,000’s, and cakes, tarts, and home-made cakes.”
So, yeah, fairy bread is kinda like birthday cake…
To throw in a dash of nostalgia and an extra sprinkle of wonder, we suggest you make it with — yep, you guessed it — Wonder Bread.
We think it seems only appropriate to make Fairy Bread with this “Classic White Bread,” given that this kitchen staple from over the years turns 96 this month, making it about the same age as Fairy Bread itself. Seems like a match made in heaven to us — and with one bite, we think you’ll agree that this might be the best thing since, well, sliced bread.*
Like we said, Fairy Bread is super easy to make — so easy that it doesn’t even really require a recipe, but we’re including one here, just because we’re fun like that.
Slather a thick layer of butter on the bread. Like really thick. And make sure you cover every available spot, just like Grandma used to do.
Cover generously with sprinkles. And by generously, we mean a lot. Like almost a whole bottle of them. Or two. Whatever. We don’t judge.
Cut into triangles and eat. Since the whole process has only taken a few minutes, feel free to make seconds.
Let Us Know: Have you tried Fairy Bread? What did you think?
*Funnily enough, this term came about because of Wonder Bread, which was one of the first breads to be sold pre-sliced.
At the The Nostalgia Diaries, our goal is to help you simplify, enhance, and engage your lives by focusing on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. It’s all about celebrating the past to create better days today.