On 27th of February, me and members of the Green Sun Association visited Szántó József Turta Dulce. It is a Traditional Gingerbread Shop in Târgu Secuiesc. Szántó József and his family run together this business.
The journey of traditional gingerbread ‘s history dates back to 1880. The traditional taste pass down to next generations in Szántó József ‘ s family. József uses essential ingredients: honey, flour, anise, cloves and cinnamon. But He wanted us to pay attention one thing when he spoke about making gingerbread dough. He said he uses special honey for gingerbread dough. Honey is taken from a family in Harghita County. In addition he said some of the shapes which is used for cutting dough belongs to ancestors. Also the women in the family help József to decorate gingerbread.
József ‘s mother also decorated gingerbread for me and she even wrote my name on gingerbread which made me so happy. They were so kind and nice people.They also let us decorate our own gingerbread.