Wa talapa n
Spiced Sri Lankan custard pudding known as Watalappan is one of my favourite traditional desserts. The sweet, which I learnt to make during a cooking school at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, is made by dissolving jaggery - a type of sugar - into water then adding coconut milk, cardamom, mace, cloves, rosewater, cream and eggs. The creamy, spice-rich mixture is then set in ramekins and topped with a handful of cashew nuts for crunch. Reward yourself with this classic dessert after a day hiking Sigiriya.