What is Fairy bread ?
Today’s Google Celebrates Fairy bread by changing its search engine page with the sprinkling fairy bread doodle artwork . Fairy bread is a nostalgic childhood treat popular in Australia and New Zealand, on the birthday of Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, whom linguistic scholars believe first coined the term in his 1885 poem “Fairy Bread” in “A Child’s Garden of Verses.”
Fairy bread is sliced white bread spread with butter or margarine and covered with “Hundreds and Thousands”, One of the main dish served at children’s parties in Australia and New Zealand. It is typically cut into triangles.
Origin Some believe that this delicious treat was inspired by hagelslag—Dutch toast covered in chocolate sprinkles .But both Australia and New Zealand claim to have originally invented Fairy bread all on their own.Also ,In 1929 article published in a Tasmanian newspaper claims to be the first to reference Fairy bread with the ingredients it’s known for today.
Here’s to Fairy bread—a tasty and delicious treat !