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Grandma Estela's Recipetorium

As if the protesting voices of attentive readers could be heard: 'How come Granny Estela's? The recipes were surely written by Dr. Barton!'. Yes, yes, yes, let`s just stay calm - we don't want to deny anyone's credit. It is really true that the gourmet research and culinary experiments (and far from just culinary - but also chemical or even pyrotechnic) were performed at the stove by Dr. Barton. It was he who devised or improved many of the dishes served in his guest room. And it was he who systematically processed culinary advances and neatly recorded them on a typewriter. Nobody denies that, because we have all witnessed it.

However, the painted cassette with the inscription Recipetorium belongs to Granny Estela. It was part of her maiden wedding kit. She kept her first cooking notes in it as a young girl, and throughout her life she kept adding more instructions for making goodies of all kinds. There she also carefully kept the mentioned Sinnie's typescript creations. At the very bottom of the Recipetorium are several yellowed papers. Third-year pupil Bruno Bolek knew very well why the letter "a" in the lower corner of one of them is smeared. An unexpected tear of memories dripped there one day from the Granny's eye. These are recipes inherited from her mom, grandma, great-grandma, and even older great-grandmothers. The oldest record bears the date 3. IX. 1769 and thus, at the time of our stories, it was over 200 years old. We will therefore rightly pay tribute to such a persistent multi-generational effort when we will consider the published recipes to be treasures from the Grandma Estela's Recipetorium.

It was a reader's (or rather reprimanding) voice, which one day sounded like this: "Do they have to keep snacking so keenly in that book of yours? One must have a full fridge at the hand when reading!". Thus was born the idea of ​​supplementing the references in the books with the necessary details and creating full-fledged recipes. When, at the dining table, the main characters burn their brains over an unexpected conundrum, it would not be very appropriate to add to the exciting story accessories such as 'Take 2 cups of semi-coarse flour, half butter, a pinch of salt...'. So, welcome to the special culinary section, with which the scents from the pans on No. 5 Misty Road will be possible to smell also from your very own kitchen.

Semolina dumplings for soups

From the book: The Mystery of a Broken Key ● Always so perfectly fluffy, these are the legendary semolina gnocchi of Grandma Estela. She used them for improving the soup to welcome a foreign student from Africa in the second book. Shortly after someone opened his seafaring suitcase made of bengal elephant skin without permission - and ran away immediately in horror of the discovered contents...

Chunky potato pancakes - Bartonian

From the book: The Case of the Forgotten Chest ● Dr. Barton's fried delicacy. Can also be baked on a lightly greased or completely dry pan, they do not have to float in oil or fat at all. The result is two crunchy crusts that can be detached from each other and eaten separately - a completely different experience than the ordinary soft pancakes. A dietary gluten-free food without flour, milk or eggs, which had refreshed the main characters and reinforced their friendship in the first book during their evening examination of the mysterious glowing map.