Food and wine go together. And in the spirit of togetherness, we’re supporting our friends and partners in hospitality while their restaurant doors are temporarily closed.
Our OPEN KITCHEN series features recipes, wine pairings and video tutorials from the home kitchens of some of the country’s most exciting chefs.
Until the reservation books are open again, we hope you’ll enjoy these small bites of culinary creativity. Do try this at home and share with us on Instagram.
Here’s how to make fruit scones in the best possible way by Andrew Gravett, The Executive Pastry Chef at The Langham London. The Langham London was the first hotel to serve afternoon tea, so they know a thing or two about perfecting the art of the scone! This simple recipe is made from common store cupboard ingredients and is baked in just ten minutes, making it the perfect afternoon project to make with the whole family. This British teatime treat, is light and fluffy and best served warm we think. Top it with lashings of jam and cream for an authentic afternoon tea experience and enjoy with a glass of Gusbourne Rosé 2016.
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
- 250g butter
- 250g sugar
- 900g plain flour
- 41g baking powder
- 10g fine salt
- 200ml whole eggs
- 200ml milk
- 200g golden raisins
1. Preheat the oven at 200C.
2. Put the flour and baking powder into a large chilled mixing bowl of an electric mixer. Add the cubes of butter, keeping all the ingredients as cold as possible.
3. Use the beating paddle for 10-15 minutes until the mixture has a sandy texture. You can also do this with your fingers by rubbing everything together until you get the same texture. Add the sugar.
4. Add the cold milk and the beaten eggs into the flour mixture.
5. Mix together to a soft but not too sticky dough.
6. Add the raisins and mix just until combined.
7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead a few times, then gently roll to a rectangular shape of about 2cm deep.
8. Cut the dough with a round cutter lightly dusted in flour and place it in a tray lined with baking paper.
9. Egg wash and bake them in the oven until light golden for about 10min.
10. Serve with homemade jam, clotted cream and Gusbourne Rosé.
You may also like...
Wine isn’t just something we drink. It brings us to think about stories of geology, history and the physical places that add their layers of character. Gusbourne’s proximity to Romney Marsh provides interesting insights into our wines, as you’ll find when you visit the estate.
The Science of Wine Tasting
When we share a bottle of wine, what makes us detect or respond to certain flavours and aromas? There’s the objective science behind why wine tastes as it does – and a whole set of subjective factors that affect our individual preferences.
Gusbourne Estate Tours: One for Wine Lovers
Led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable Nest tour hosts, this small-group, four-hour visit round some of our hidden corners – followed by a tutored tasting with lunch – is designed for those keen to learn what makes Gusbourne wines so special.