A dish of Anatolian origin, hoşmerim varies from home to home. Using whatever ingredients are at hand, it is said to be a sweet concoction designed to please the husband. This particular recipe from eastern Anatolia occasionally includes cardamom seeds. The pudding is made with an unsalted köy peyniri, or beyaz peynir, soaked in water for 24 hours to reduce the salt content. Ricotta or a soaked feta can be used as substitutes.
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