Sunday, April 25, 2021

Chocolate Paan Boakibaa ( chocolate bread cake)

 Pann boakibaa is the Maldivian version of bread pudding although it is more like a cake than a pudding. I love the original paan boakibaa but while working for easy recipes I thought about what I can do to elevate this beloved dish. So I made a chocolate version of it. My eldest .who doesn't like paan boakibaa actually loved it, well he does like everything that's chocolate. So have a go and let me know what you think of it. 

Author: Nammi

Chocolate Paan boakibaa ( chocolate bread cake)

Prep time: 30 Min Cook time: 45 min total time: 1 H & 15 M


  • 6 slices sandwich bread ( if small slices, 8 slices), preferably old bread.
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Half can of water
  • 2 large eggs or 3 if small
  • 4 level tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 capful vanilla essence, roughly 1 tsp


  1. Beat the sugar and eggs in a mixing bowl till well mixed. Add condensed milk and water and vanilla essence. Stir in cocoa powder.
  2. Place the bread in a food processor and pulse into crumbs. ( if you don’t have any processor using your fingers to break it down into small pieces.
  3. Add the breadcrumbs into the bowl containing the egg mixture. Stir to combine. Leave to soak for half an hour or more.
  4. Preheat oven to 200 Degree C. Grease an 8 inch round baking pan with butter or margarine.
  5. Pour the breadcrumb batter into the tray and bake in the middle of the oven for about 30 to 45 minutes, till the cake is set and a skewer comes out clean.
  6. If the cake tends to puff up and crack, open the oven door for a few seconds and then close. This is happening because the oven is getting too hot.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven once it's done and cool in the tin. Cut into squares once it is cooled completely.
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  1. This is a great idea, esp. when you have some days old bread left. Would be wonderful top with a scoop of white chocolate ice cream :-)

  2. Delicious dessert, love the idea, thanks for sharing


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