Make any day a celebration! Just barely sweet, these sparkly sandwiches make a fun breakfast surprise, after-school snack, or party food.
Inspired by Robert Louis Stevensonâ€™s poem â€œFairy Breadâ€ in A Childâ€™s Garden of Verses, fairy bread is a popular treat at childrenâ€™s parties in Australia, New Zealand, and other little pockets of the world.
This recipe is from my book Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts. The photograph is previously unpublished.
- 8 slices bread
- About 2 tablespoons unsalted butter,* at room temperature
- About 1/2 cup nonpareils, jimmies, confetti, or sparkling sugar
- *Butter is typically used for Fairy Bread, but other spreads work just as well. Cream cheese, jam, Nutella, and many other spreads are suitable for catching sprinkles.
- Cut crusts off bread. Spread a thin layer of butter on one side of each slice. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes in 4 of the buttered slices.
- Place the uncut slices, buttered side up, on a plate or over a bowl to catch excess sprinkles. Cover with sprinkles. Top with the cut-out slices, buttered side down.