The hometown of borsos kalács is Szeremle, a village in Bács-Kiskun county that lies south-west to Baja, by the river Sugovica. Agriculture plays an important role in the village; however, commercial and industrial firms are also present.
Szeremle’s cultural life is rich and colourful, inhabitants cherish the traditions of folk art actively. Folk dance, embroidery and carpet weaving have put the village on the map. The good fishing and hunting possibilities also attract a lot of tourists to Szeremle.
Borsos kalács was usually made for christenings and weddings. It’s a yeast pastry topped with a black pepper-sour cream mixture. You have to roll ropes from the dough and form them into a spiral shape. Once the buns are baked, dip them into the sour cream, then put them in a big bowl and let them rest for an hour. During that time sour cream topping becomes slightly solid and creamy.