Bookish Recipe: Nutella Crêpes

Welcome to Bookish Recipes, a feature on the blog where I cook or bake a recipe from a book I have loved and share the result with you. This week's recipe is inspired by the book Catch Me If You Cannes by Lisa Dickenson. The Summer Read for me! It has all the ingredients: sunshine, stunning setting, romance and Nutella. What else can you ask for? Perfect for an afternoon on the beach with some cocktails to go with!

And with all this talking of Nutella and crêpes, I couldn't resist making some myself. With my mum being French, we are big fans of crêpes at my family! Here's my mum's recipe:

- 1 eggs
- 120g flour
- 200ml milk
- 30ml olive oil
- 20g sugar
- pinch of salt
- nutella

1) Beat the egg and add the sugar. Mix with the milk and olive oil. And finally add the flour.

2) Heat the pan over a moderate heat, then wipe it with oiled kitchen paper. Pour some batter into the pan, tilting the pan to move the mixture around for a thin and even layer. Then leave to cook for about 30 secs. 

3) Turn the crepe (you can flip it or just use a spatula to avoid a kitchen disaster) and let it cook 30 more secs. And repeat until you have finished the mixture.

4) While they are still warm, add all the nutella you wish and enjoy!

About the book:

Title: Catch Me If You Cannes, Part 1
Author: Lisa Dickenson
Published: May 4th 2015 by Sphere

Blurb: The first part in this hilarious four-part romantic comedy, from the author of You Had Me at Merlot and The Twelve Dates of Christmas - winner of the Novelicious Debut of the Year award.

Jess has decided it's time to get out of her comfort zone and live a little. So when her best friend Bryony, a journalist on a gossip magazine, is sent to cover the Cannes Film Festival, Jess decides to seize the day and go along for the ride. Two weeks of glitz, glamour and exclusive entry into celeb-filled parties is just the kind of adventure Jess needs.

Reality soon bites though when Jess and Bryony find they're staying in a dingy hotel far away from all the action and Bryony's expenses budget barely covers a glass of local wine. Undeterred, the two women are determined to live like the elite and enjoy one fancy night out to begin their holiday. So what if they have to tell a few white lies along the way? It's just this once. No harm done . . . right?

Full of hilarious one-liners, sparkling blue seas and plenty of romantic moments, Catch Me If You Cannes is the story of two friends, a few white lies and one extremely delicious man. WARNING: reading Catch Me If You Cannes may result in embarrassing outbursts of belly-aching laughter on public transport.

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