Ok, then how about fairy bread? No, this topic isn't about baking wee cakes in order to appease the little folk, and it's not about catching a bunch of the little critters and baking them up with flour, egg and sugar. Rather, it's my cultural lesson of the day.
With the kids in an international school, the food items brought to class parties and other events can prove to be an interesting.. and usually very yummy... adventure. Last year, one of the kids in Honor's preK had an Australian parent. They would often bring in this amazing little snack called fairy bread. It's a neat snack, and I had never heard of it or seen it before. Have you?! Here's how to make it:
WHITE bread is best. We tried it today with a very light wheat (because we never have white bread) and it was ok, not as good though. Do not toast it.
Spread with margarine or butter, whatever you like best.
Sprinkle very generously - I guess I should just say, completely coat it with, sprinkles. The little, bitty, pastel round bits are best. Use a large plate to catch and reuse the extra.
Cut diagonally - do not slice or cut into squares - I've been told that if the pieces aren't triangular, like fairy wings, they will NOT taste right.
Stack on a pretty plate (they won't stick if you use enough of the sprinkles)
Place on table. Call kids to table from distance. Stand back or you will be trampled.
It is probably healthier than cookies or cakes ... maybe... rather than a sugary cookie or cake, covered in frosting and sprinkles, it's bread and butter (I know, with massive amounts of sprinkles - so don't quote me on the health benefits!). At a party, kids can really put this treat away. For an at home snack, I found that 1-wing each (2 pieces of bread for 4 people) was enough. Probably the equivalent of 2 average cookies. I really appreciate a snack that I can easily prepare in large or small quantities.
So simple, so pretty, and kids LOVE it. (me too)
Thank you Australia :-)