Fairy bread fail: US cooking video leaves Aussies offended

The TikTok is captioned "Don't get mad at me Aussies".

When you need to add a disclaimer to your cooking tutorial, it's got to be pretty controversial. Australia and New Zealand have a few foodie classics: lamingtons, pavlova, Chiko rolls and, of course, fairy bread.

Fairy bread is a staple of any Aussie kid's birthday party. A slice of white bread, coated with butter and then sprinkled liberally with hundreds and thousands - a so simple, but so tasty formula. 

To the shock of Australians and New Zealanders on Tiktok though, an American home cook has messed with the sacred recipe. 



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Known by his Tiktok handle, @lunchboxdad, Beau Coffron shared a how-to video on making the childhood classic, but he put a twist on it that viewers were not happy with.

Instead of the usual foundation of butter, he used a thick layer of peanut butter, making fairy bread traditionalists boil with rage.

"These originally became popular around New Zealand and Australia," he began his video.

He continues: “They use butter, I like peanut butter, so spread that peanut butter on.”

Image: Tiktok/@lunchboxdad

Beau completes his creates by pouring chunky sprinkles - not hundreds and thousands - on top of the peanut butter layer. He then uses a cookie cutter to create love heart and star shapes.

Even though he pleaded “Don’t get mad at me Aussies,” many of them were quick to do so.

Commenters showed no mercy in criticising the Tiktok-er's attempt at fairy bread, many labelling it as a "crime" or a "fail".

“This is offensive to all Australians,” wrote one outraged Aussie.

“Bro what, is this a joke?” another asked.

“If you're not Australian you do not have permission to make fairy bread especially if you're gonna stuff it up like this,” a person commented. Meanwhile another asked: “Why is America like this?”

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