This is another X'mas savoury and also made by Anglo-Indians worldwide. I have not been able to upload any pictures right away because I haven't made this as yet (will do so a little before X'mas when my mum is here - she is coming to spend Christmas with us). I will certainly do so then :)
Havana or Bow Biscuits
Maida - 1 and half kg ( 3 lbs [American flour] )
Eggs - 9
Sugar - 500 gms ( 1 lb)
Ghee - 4 tbsp (for kneading)
Oil - for deep frying
Salt - to taste
Mix the eggs with the maida, milk and salt.
Add enough water to make a soft dough.
Rub in a little ghee while kneading.
Make into balls, spread and cut into small rounds with a round article like the cover of a cough syrup bottle.
Use your fingers to join the centre together to form a little bow.
Pour oil into a deep kadai (wok). When the oil is hot, add a few at a time and fry till golden brown.
Spread out on a kitchen towel to soak up any excess oil.
Tip: Add baking powder (3 level tsp) if you like it soft and not crisp.