Sunday, November 30, 2008

Havana or Bow Biscuits

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

Ingredients :

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

Method :

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.

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