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Fairy Bread: Google Doodle celebrates sliced white bread, children’s party food in Australia and New Zealand



Celebrating Fairy Bread

Google animated Doodle is celebrating Fairy Bread, sliced white bread frequently served at children’s parties in Australia and New Zealand, on November 13, 2021.

Fairy bread is sliced white bread spread with butter or margarine and covered with “Hundreds and Thousands”, frequently served at children’s parties in Australia and New Zealand. It is commonly sliced into triangles.

On the birthday of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, whom etymological scholars believe first coined the term in his 1885 poem “Fairy Bread” in “A Child’s Garden of Verses.”

Traditional Fairy bread binds together three basic ingredients-triangularly cut white bread slathered in butter and topped with rainbow sprinkles (referred to conversationally as “hundreds and thousands”). Be that as it may, its history isnt as simple as its recipe.

The origin of the term isn’t known, yet it might come from the poem ‘Fairy Bread’ in Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses published in 1885, and had been used for various different food items before the current use.

Albeit some accept the tasty treat may have been inspired by hagelslag—Dutch toast covered in chocolate sprinkles—both Australia and New Zealand guarantee to have initially created Fairy bread completely all alone.

New Zealanders have lit up brightened confections with rainbow sprinkles for longer than a century, however a 1929 article published in a Tasmanian newspaper professes to be the first to reference Fairy bread with the ingredients it’s known for now.

While the country of origin (and who can make it the best) stays a well disposed disputed matter between the neighboring countries, Aussies and Kiwis the same can concur that this treat is a staple of children’s birthday celebrations that fulfills the sweet tooth as well as the mature nostalgic palate.

On the off chance that you decide to prepare some Fairy bread of your own, remember that to many, eliminating the crust implies you’ve eliminated the dish’s authenticity.

In 2021, the humorous group The Chaser made a manufactured online petition calling for the renaming of fairy bread, calling it “offensive” that brought about numerous standard reports.

On November 13, 2021, Google featured an animated Doodle on its homepage for celebrating Fairy bread.

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