Put a spooky spin on a traditional Aussie treat! Make Halloween fairy bread for your little ghosts and goblins.
Here in Canada and the United States, we do Halloween in a big way. I have a lot of Australian followers though, and they don’t really embrace Halloween. It’s simply not a holiday that they’ve ever celebrated there. Some have started to in recent years, but it doesn’t take over the nation like it does here in North America.
Because my loyal, Aussie followers have patiently endured all of our bat, ghost, mummy and pumpkin crafts these past few weeks, I wanted to honour them with my final Halloween post of the season. I’ve used their infamous recipe for Fairy bread to whip up some cute Halloween party treats.
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What IS Fairy Bread you ask?
If you hail from the northern hemisphere, it’s possible that you haven’t heard of Fairy bread before. I’ve only learned about it recently myself.
Fairy bread is a popular kids’ treat in Australia, and it’s traditionally served at birthday parties. Word has it, for the kids down-under, a party just isn’t a party if the fairy bread doesn’t make an appearance.
Let’s make some of our own!
To make our Halloween fairy bread, you’ll need:
- white bread
- Halloween Cookie Cutters
- softened butter or margarine (most people say butter tastes the best)
To make a piece of fairy bread, generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Don’t skimp here, you want your sprinkles to stick.
Place your cookie cutter on top of the buttered side of the bread. Line it up in a way that there’s just white bread and no crust inside the cutting edge.
You might have to play with your cutter a bit to get it just right. My cutters fit perfectly inside my the crusts of my bread. Phew!
Press down firmly, making sure the cutter goes all the way through the bread. Wiggle or slide your cutter around against your cutting surface to make sure it goes all the way through.
Pop your shape out of the cookie cutter. Use the tip of a knife to nudge the bread out if it seems stuck.
At this point, you could sprinkle your sprinkles (how else would you say that without using the same word twice?) all over your buttered shape, but I found it easiest to just flip my shape (butter side down) into a plate of sprinkles.
Carefully lift up your shape, turn it over, and voila! Fairy bread!
Isn’t it adorable?
Don’t they look fun? Yay! A new treat idea for your next Halloween party! Thanks for the Halloween inspiration, my Aussie friends! Bet you don’t hear that too often!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.