Red Poppies for Anzac Day

April 25, 2012

Art by Laura Milner Iverson

Today is Anzac day here and I have some poppy things on my work table.  

A little purse I made from lovely soft recycled linen embroidered using a simple chain stitch, and some tiny baby shoes from a beautiful vintage doily I found some time ago.  The artwork is by Laura Milner Iverson.

Our family will also be making Anzac cookies.  This year I plan to use the classic recipe from the NZ Anzac memorial site you can also find here.  It makes a chewy, moderately sweet cookie.

Melt 115g butter and 1.5 tablespoons of golden syrup. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in 2 tablespoons of boiling water. Mix in 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of coconut, ½ cup of sugar. 

Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto baking paper, and bake until a pale golden colour (about 15 minutes) at 180°C.

Happy baking everyone!


  1. I love your poppies, particularly those booties. We made Anzac biscuits too, although a slightly different recipe - hope that you had a lovely day.

  2. Love those baby shoes, so sweet!

  3. Oh they are beautiful. My husband is at war right now, ANZAC day is pretty sad for us, missing him, remember what family members have been through before me, it's old fashioned so some, but it's my life now.
    That recipe looks amazing, my mum (who is English) made the most incredible ANZAC biscuits, chewy & sweet & moist, as a slice & would cut it into squares for my Australian daddy. I'm still trying to perfect her recipe, love Posie

  4. Thanks for the link to the 'true blue' Anzac biscuits.

    The embroidered poppies are lovely. x

  5. LOVE the shoes and painting :)

  6. Love your beautiful embroidered poppy - just perfect :)


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