Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Raspberry Crumble

Cake, cake, cake. 

Well I have been away for a few days in Germany for a family party.  It was wonderful, in the beautiful vineyard province of Germany and the scenery was breath taking. 

However, my lovely journal which was brought with me, was left redundant for the few days I was away.  I did some beautiful hill walking and a couple hours relaxed cycling, just to see the country side but I have to say that I was bad. 

As in bad to the bone.  Lots of schnitzel, kassler, bread rolls, cheese, jams, wine.  You name it, I consumed it.  I gained 3 pounds in 3 days.  Yes, I can really break out. 

Anyway, today my body was screaming out at me for some vegetables because there was very little consumed while I was on holiday. 

However, I always have a sweet tooth and I generally prefer to make my own, just because I find that if I put the work in to make it, I'm less likely to go mad with eating it.  It must be a value thing, as in sometimes there is a price for everything and when there is no price, there is no value.  The price I pay is my time and therefore that's very valuable to me, so that's what works for me. 

So I was back to cooking and baking, also because I love to have really nice meals made, especially with the changing weather. 

So today I decided that I would make soups for the week, tomorrows dinner, purely because I have class tomorrow and really busy on Tuesdays and make up dessert for the next few days.  Just to be organised. 

I couldn't believe how easy this was and with so little ingredients.  This is really so easy that it's silly not to make it. 

WeightWatchers Propoints per serving 1 per slice or 3 per 2 slice.  The picture is 2 slices together.
WeightWatchers Propoints per recipe 22
Serves 16


1 pack of Tesco Sponge Cake Mix
100g of Libertes 0% Greek Style Natural yogurt
240 mls 7Up free
1 punnet of raspberries 
1 Tbl Sugar
Spray Oil


Preheat the oven to gas mark 6.  Mist a baking tray with spray oil.  In a bowl, pour out the cake mix.  Remove 3 Tbl if cake mix and set aside.  Pour the yogurt and the 7 up into the cake mix and stir to combine.  Pour the raspberries into the mix and gently stir. 

Pour the mix into the baking tray.  Sprinkle the remainder of cake mix on top.  Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. 

Remove from oven once a tooth pick comes out clean from the middle of the cake and allow to cool.

Once cooled, sprinkle with sugar and then slice and serve. 

Enjoy the Niptuck way, so you don't have to!


  1. Looks yummy and as am having visitors next week so I will definitely be trying this. Glad you enjoyed your hols but so easy to put on the few pounds but you will have those lost in no time. Keep posting the recipes just love them. Georgia

    1. Sounds lovely, do you think this would freeze? Love this blog, have recommended it to my cousin in England and she checks it every week.

    2. Hi Georgia, thank you, I'm glad you liked it.

    3. I'm not sure if this would freeze, I never tried it, if you did it will you let me know.

  2. Hi love this idea, definitely going to try it! glad to hear you had a nice few days and also that like us all can put on the few pounds in such a short time!! anyway no doubt you will shed them as quickly as they went on!! As for myself I am still in post holiday mood!! 4 weeks after arriving home still finding it hard to get back on track and feel I'm paying ten euro every week to be told how much I'm up!! anyway will keep trying and keep up the terrific blog - only bit of inspiration I have at the moment!!!! thanks again

    1. Thank you, you just need to get a good frame of mind. The holiday is over, how do you want to be on your next holiday? You could be down a dress size between now and Christmas?

  3. Omg looks amazing. What size baking tin did you use? Fab blog great tips and recipes! !

    1. I don't actually know it was a square baking try that I got with a magazine, I'll measure it myself and get back to you.