The past few weeks in the UK have been so incredibly hot it’s been borderline unbearable. We’re talking sleep in your underwear with the fans on kinda weather. We’ve been enjoying early morning and evening walks while it’s still cool enough to be comfortable outside.
I love this time of year. I’ve really begun to embrace the ‘Great British Summer’ and the traditions that go alongside it. Last weekend it was too hot to sleep. The sun started streaming into our bedroom window shortly after 4am, and after laying in bed for over an hour without falling back asleep I decided it was time to get up. Yeah. On a weekend.
Normally I try and make something something a bit different for breakfast on the weekends, but I was feeling particularly lazy so wanted something simple. No waffles, pancakes, or french toast in sight. Instead I charged myself up with a couple of Nespresso shots and wandered down to our local M&S in search of some breakfast inspiration.
I ended up leaving with a bunch of peonies and a loaf of brioche.
When I got back home everyone was up, and my son was asking for something ‘special’ for breakfast. Anything that’s not cereal is something special for him, so I didn’t feel a whole lot of pressure to impress my 3 year old with something fancy.
I took inspiration from my instagram account and some of the Australian accounts I follow, and whipped up some classic Australian fairy bread using the loaf of brioche I picked up earlier.
I’d never heard of fairy bread until a year or so ago when I stumbled across it on instragram. It’s essentially buttered white bread covered in sprinkles, and it’s delicious!
As far as I’m aware of fairy bread isn’t something we eat in Canada (if it is, I was severely ripped off as a child). Apparently it’s traditionally served at kids parties in Australia, as well as the UK (I think?). I figured with the weekend ahead of us, and not having to go to to work was cause enough for a fairy bread celebration. In addition to the traditional buttery version, I also opted to make a few slices with Nutella as well which were my favourite.
- Sliced White Bread or Brioche
- Sprinkles (100's & 1000's)
- Slather an even coating of butter or Nutella over a slice of brioche or white bread.
- Shake on an even coating of sprinkles so that they stick to the Nutella or butter covered surface.
Obviously this isn’t something you’d eat every morning (or every week for that matter), but every once in a while it’s ok for a special treat – or breakfast. My son loved his breakfast treat, and luckily for me it was nice and warm so he was able to eat it outside so I didn’t end up with a kitchen floor covered in minuscule round sprinkle balls.
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