Hoşaf (Turkish, from Persian خوشآب hosh ab meaning sweet water) is a Turkish dessert made of dried fruits like raisins, dried prunes, apricots, figs boiled in water with some sugar and left to cool. Hoşaf may also contain cinnamon or cloves.
In popular culture
In Turkish language there are several idioms with the word hoşaf. Hoşafın yağı kesilmek and Eşek hoşaftan ne anlar? may be translated as "not to be able to explain a situation or find an excuse for a misdeed" and "throw pearls before swine" respectively.
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