When I was in grade 6 I had two teachers. For the first half of the year was Mr Rutherford from Australia. The second half was the usual school teacher Mr Ferguson. You see, the two did a teacher exchange where they swapped homes and classrooms for a calendar year. As a student, it was a really cool experience. But there are three things I remember most from that year:
1) Mr Ferguson teaching us to “K.I.S.S.” our writing – Keep It Simple Stupid. 20 years later and I’m now teaching this nugget of wisdom to my students.
2) Our aboriginal dot painting project
3) Fairy bread
Oh yes, fairy bread. The name alone got me incredibly excited. I mean everyone loves bread, and who doesn’t love fairy’s? Put ’em together and it’s perfection. But when I learned what fairy bread was made of – white bread, butter, and sprinkles (or as the Aussie’s call ’em, hundreds and thousands), my 11 year old mind was blown. The day we got to make our own in class was probably the best of the year.
Yep, fairy bread is insanely easy to make. And I’ll be honest, while sixth grade Tan was all over this treat like a hot fudge sundae, adult Tanya finds it a little too sweet to handle. But I couldn’t help share because just look at it! It’s adorable! And it would make a really cute snack at a festive party don’t you think? Just maybe limit it to one triangle per kid to avoid the ultimate sugar rush. Now let’s make some!
- White bread with the crusts cut off
- Butter or margarine. I used coconut butter though because I wanted the coconut flavour and I wanted the bread to stay white opposed to turning yellow
- Sprinkles – I used the rod shaped kind because that’s what I remembered from grade 6. My Aussie friend told me however that, while it may be a regional difference, she uses round sprinkles.
Simply spread a generous amount of butter on each slice.
Pour sprinkles onto a plate, then place the bread butter side down onto the sprinkles. Gently press down to adhere the sprinkles onto the bread.
Cut the square diagonally to create triangle wedges.
Serve and enjoy!