If you are on TikTok you might have seen Fairy bread. It is an Australian breakfast consisting of toast and sprinkles. It is fun, colorful and easy and while most of my posts are all about a little story of either myself or of Matthew, I wanted to change it up a bit for this one. If you don’t already follow us, you may not know we are a homeschooling family. While we do provide cooking courses you can check out, we also own Homeschooling in NYC, where you can see many of our lessons and resources. However, I want to give you all more of a glimpse between the two with some of our recipes. Our goal here is not only learning to cook but showing that its fun, delicious and you are learning so many subjects. Read more about that on How Cooking is Educational.
So lets do a little geography lesson while we make fairy bread. Fairy Bread is a traditional breakfast in Australia, as I mentioned above. Australia is not only a country but also a Continent. It is a large Island in Oceania, really situated between the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
It is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area of land.
Indigenous Australians inhabited the continent for about 65,000 years prior to the first arrival of Dutch explorers in the early 17th century, who named it New Holland. In 1770, Australia’s eastern half was claimed by Great Britain and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia’s national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the time of an 1850s gold rush, most of the continent had been explored by European settlers and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy, comprising six states and ten territories.
Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils. It has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi). A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes and climates, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east, and mountain ranges in the south-east. Australia generates its income from various sources, including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking, manufacturing, and international education.
Australia is best known for its beaches like Bondi Beach, Cities like Brisbane and Sydney and its wildlife as shown above. Koalas and Kangaroos are just two of our favorite Australian native animals.