Fairy Bread

Fairy Bread

Alright, this is barely a recipe, but there’s a story. Your kid wants a birthday party, and you’re on a string-tight budget. What do you serve up all the kids? The Australians have it figured out – generic slices of white bread, generic butter, and lots of cheaper ‘hundreds and thousands’, Aussie for sprinkles. While at first it may sound funny, take a bite, and you’ll be transported back to your childhood, filled with nostalgic memories of simple bread, butter and jam sandwiches and packets of crisps, and there were no such things as carbs, calories, diet, refined flour, gluten free, vegan and you know… all that jazz… the simpler times.

And this is exactly what I was craving the other day, in the midst of a horrid scary lockdown, our businesses on total pause overnight, payrolls on, stress levels high and a mild fretting for ’essentials’, there’s talk about going back to simpler times, letting nature run it’s course…

While perhaps the tight budget may not apply to you, the lockdown could be making cake-baking and the other fancy stuff a bit difficult. But bread, butter and a cupboard full of sprinkles can help make a special day or simply a mini celebration that we’re doing fine in these uncertain times a lot better!

I’ve not mentioned any measurements – this is one where you really eye-ball! Let the kids do this themselves, it’s sort of a sensory play for them.

This recipe was in collaboration with Toy Blocks India

The Recipe


  • White bread slices
  • Lots of butter, soft
  • Sprinkles


  • Spread a thick layer of butter on the bread slices, ensuring you get the edges
  • Generously sprinkle sprinkles over
  • Note: can use cookie cutters for interesting shapes and characters!
  • Store: at room temperature, in airtight container. Consume within 24 hours

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