A delicious alternative to mince pies at Christmas. They have a chewy texture due to lots of walnuts and raisins. Make a whole batch in advance and simply warm them up before serving. Lovely with a spoonful of whipped cream. This Scottish dessert can also be made as a larger tart.
Place the butter, flour and sugar in a bowl and rub together until it looks like coarse breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolk and 1 or 2 tablespoons of cold water; mix with your hands until the pastry comes together in a ball. Wrap with cling film and chill for one hour.
Nice enough recipe but please be careful about how much butter you use. Even a slight amount extra makes it too greasy. - 31 Dec 2015