Maida Coco Cake



Ingredients:
  1. Maida ( all purpose flour) - 1 cup
  2. Sugar - 2 cups
  3. Milk powder - 1 cup
  4. Coco powder  - 2 teaspoons
  5. Water - 1/4 cup
Preparation:
  1. In a dry kadai fry the maida till it turns to pinkish brown.Make sure no lumps are formed.
  2. After it cools down add the milk powder and the choclate powder.
  3. In a thick bottomed vessel add 1/4 cup of water. Add the sugar. 
  4. Once it starts boiling take 1/2 teaspoon of the syrup and test the consistency between your thumb and index finger. It should be sticky and if you pull your fingers apart a small thread should appear between your fingers. Continue for another 2 - 3 minutes.
  5. Start adding maida - milk powder mix slowly into the syrup.
  6. Mix it thoroughly. The sugar syrup would have absorbed the maida mix and will start to converge in the center leaving the sides of the vessel.
  7. Remove from heat immediately.
  8. Meanwhile make ready a rectangle tray / plate greased with ghee.If you wish, you can add chocolate chips/ shavings on the tray for garnishing.
  9. Carefully pour this mix onto the greased tray. Flatten it with the bottom of any of your flat bottomed vessels. ( grease the bottom the vessel with ghee before using that to flatten and shape the sweet)
  10. Once it cools down, cut into pieces either square or diamond shaped.