fairy bread

fairy bread
Slices of white bread cut into triangles, buttered and sprinkled with tiny, coloured sugar balls called 'hundreds and thousands'. Fairy bread is frequently served at children's parties in Australia. The name possibly comes from the poem 'Fairy Bread' in Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verse, published in 1885.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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