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    17 Aug 2016

    We Tried 9 Fairy Bread Hacks So You Don't Have To

    It's hard to beat perfection tbh.

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    Fairy bread is an Australian staple. Basically, it's just white bread covered in butter and sprinkles, which is as perfect as it sounds.

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    There are, of course, different variations on the Aussie treat, so we decided to test them out to see if any actually beat the original.

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    The hack: Pour the sprinkles onto a plate and press the bread butter-side down into it.

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    Dipping buttered bread into the 100s & 1000s is a good way to make sure they stick on as much as possible. It's also a great way to prevent you from having to find dots of coloured sugar in every crevice of your home for the next two years.

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    The hack: Swap out sliced white bread for sliced baguette and dip butter-side down into a bowl of sprinkles.

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    Everyone knows that plain white bread is the superior fairy bread carb. Baguettes may seem like they’d be the perfect substitute because of their soft texture, but the hard crust makes them difficult to bite through. However, the fact the surface area is so small makes dipping and sticking the sprinkles on the baguette a breeze.

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    The hack: Take two slices of fairy bread and sandwich them, sprinkles-side in. Butter the outsides of the bread and put into jaffle/sandwich maker.

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    Michelle Rennex / BuzzFeed

    There's nothing like a little butter, bread, and some melted sugar, which is why a toasted sandwich version of fairy bread is just so damn good. The butter crisps the outsides up and the sprinkles melt down into a gooey, rainbow melted sugar of sorts. But beware because they come out HOT, like toffee sugar hot - so let it cool a little first.

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    The hack: Swap out 100s & 1000s for long sprinkles.

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    Although a controversial choice in the fairy bread world, long sprinkles are actually a good alternative if you want something different. The longer sprinkles have a little more texture than the regular 100s & 1000s normally used. So if you're into a little more crunch, this might be the hack for you.

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    The hack: Substitute normal white bread for brioche and cut into easy-to-hold batons.

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    Michelle Rennex / BuzzFeed

    I know what you're thinking, "brioche is already sweet why would you make it sweeter you absolute monster?!" Hear me out though. Brioche is really good because it's soft, has no hard crusts, and really is just a damn good bread. You'd think that a bunch of sprinkles would make it sickly sweet, but it's actually perfectly balanced against the butter.

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    The hack: Use normal white bread and make fairy bread as normal but remove those pesky crusts.

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    I mean, meh. Fairy bread should be consumed with its crust for that full "back to your childhood" experience. If you do plan on eating your fairy bread this way, you should 100% cut the crusts off BEFORE you dip it into your 100s & 1000s. Believe me, and the 10 minutes I spent picking sugary dots off the floor.

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    The hack: Make fairy bread without the crusts, and roll the bread up with the sprinkles on the inside.

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    Now, if you've cut the crusts off your white bread and decided that in fact, it isn't a good way to consume the delicacy, roll those suckers up. This hack was cute in theory, but as that big blob of butter on the left indicates, you're going to need extra "glue" to stop them from unravelling.

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    The hack: Cut open a croissant, toast it, butter it, and sprinkle 100s & 1000s on top.

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    Croissants are essentially just big ol' buttery pastries, and you know what makes that better? More butter. When you put the butter on the toasted croissant you'll notice it start to melt and then you can go crazy with the 100s and 1000s. (Tbh though, the croissant would probably be better with just the butter alone.)

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    The hack: When making fairy bread use Nutella instead of butter for a chocolate variant.

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    Nutella makes everything better and fairy bread is no exception. If plain old butter is starting to bore you, swap it out for some hazelnut spread for a next-level fairy bread experience. You literally can't go wrong.

    And there you have it, happy fairy bread-ing! 🎉

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