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August 23, 2015 / Aware of the Void

Sloppy Kisses – Sri Lankan Style


Probably the most interesting fact that I learned this week is that in Sri Lanka meringues are called kisses. This tickled me so much that I decided that for the first time in about 15 years I would try and make meringues just so I could write a blog post calling the dessert Sloppy Kisses, this is my own take on the classic Eton mess.

For Kisses

  • 3 x eggs at room temperature – you will just need the whites
  • 100 x grams of caster sugar

For Sloppy

  • 100 x ml fresh cream
  • a selection of fresh fruit  – I used raspberry, blackberries and strawberries but anything goes


  • preheat the oven to 140c
  • add the egg whites to a super clean glass or steel bowl (plastic generally holds residue of all previous meals so can inhibit the foaming of the eggs)
  • whisk the eggs until they foam and then start to form peaks
  • image imagewhen the eggs have stiffened start to add the sugar
  • do this very gradually – I done it one spoonful at a time whisking after each spoonful
  • repeat until all the sugar is in the eggs
  • the mix will get pretty thick and glossy with the addition of sugar


  • spoon the mixture onto a baking tray
  • I was not too worried how these looked as I had planned to “Brendan Smash” them anyway
  • you can shape them with spoons


  • I baked mine for about 1 hour and 20 mins
  • you want them to expand and then dry-out/ go hardish
  • when cooked let them cool in the oven (open the door a bit if you can)

Thats it for the kisses/meringues, for the sloppy I whisk the cream until it thickens considerably. You can add more sugar to the cream but I find the kisses are sweet enough for this dish.

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  • layer the broken kisses, cream and fruit in a big bowl and enjoy.

I find that where possible you should share your Sloppy Kisses with a loved one! As always let me know if you make this or have your own alternative.


Leave a Comment
  1. marinachetner / Aug 24 2015 3:15 am

    You got my attention with that headline. Looks divine. Well done! (and nicely photographed. Food blogging in your future?)

    • Aware of the Void / Aug 24 2015 6:09 am

      Thanks! I have been doing a bit but not planning on filling the whole blog with it. It’s a side effect of my fancy new kitchen

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