Crowdies are traditional Scottish desserts, first served to celebrate the autumn harvest. Naturally, they include whisky among their ingredients, but that can be omitted! To keep your dessert course purely Scottish, serve this Raspberry Cream Crowdie with rich Scottish shortbreads. I am posting this recipe, from one adapted from an International Masters '1001 recipes for pan or wok' recipe card, for the 2005 Zaar World Tour. Vary the berries to suit taste preferences. Crowdies may be largely prepared ahead, but are best assembled just before being served: that way the oats stay crisp. The preparation and cooking times below do not include the several hours cooling time required after you have made the crowdies.