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Fairy Bread from Australia

You don't want to miss this Australian dessert treat made with bread, margarine and sprinkles. It is served on birthdays and is a favorite among the children in the country!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, snacks
Cuisine australian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 59kcal


  • Butter Knife


  • 4 slices white bread
  • 2 tbsp margarine softened
  • 1 (3.75 oz) Bottle Non-Pareils Sprinkles/Hundreds and Thousands


  • Spread a thin layer of margarine on each slice of bread.
  • Pour the sprinkles into a bowl that is large enough to fit the entire piece of bread. Dip the bread in the sprinkles, margarine side down, leaving a thick coat of sprinkles on the bread.
  • Cut the bread diagonally from corner to corner. You can enjoy as is or repeat the cut with opposite corners so that bread is cut into four little triangles. Enjoy!


Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational and personal use only.
  • Bread: Cheap white bread, as processed as you can find it. 
  • Margarine: You can use butter if you want, but margarine is preferred.
  • Sprinkles: Specifically non-pareils or, as they’re known in Australia, Hundreds and Thousands (the really small, circular shaped ones)  
  • You don’t have to dip the bread in the sprinkles. You can also pour the sprinkles over the top of the bread, but this is much messier. 
  • The crusts are so important because this is what you use to hold your fairy bread with. Most Australians will eat the bread and then discard the crust. 
  • You must serve your Fairy Bread cut into triangles!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg