Kefir Scones with Goji Berries and Beef Tallow | © 2019 |

A foolproof kefir scone recipe that's made with spelt, beef tallow, goji berries and mildly sweetened with coconut sugar. They are definitely a crowd pleaser and a great healthy tea time treat! Kefir has a natural tart and tangy flavour because it contains lactic acid bacteria, that's said to support digestive health and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the intestines, but buttermilk or yoghurt is just as good for the recipe.

  • 250 g Refined spelt flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • A large pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 100 g Beef tallow (or leaf lard)
  • 50 g Dried goji berries
  • 120 ml Kefir
  • 1 tbsp Black sesame seeds
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Whisk together the spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and coconut sugar in a large bowl until well combined.
  2. Add in beef tallow and rub into flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in goji berries.
  3. Make a well in centre. Add in kefir and stir with a fork until dough just comes together. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Use hands to shape into an 18cm round.
  4. Use a sharp knife to score into 8 wedges. Brush with extra kefir. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden and cooked through. | © 2019 | | © 2019 |


Valentina 29/4/19 06:54

I love the combination of ingredients in these scones. I've never used goji berries, and using the lard with them sounds interesting. I'm intrigued and will try them. Lovely photos, too.

Natalia 29/4/19 09:15

Lovely idea, I haven't baked scones on a while, yours look perfect!☺

All That I'm Eating 29/4/19 12:09

The combination of ingredients in these sounds really interesting. I bet the lard gives them a fantastic texture.

Evelyne CulturEatz 29/4/19 15:48

Oh these scones are wonderful Angies, love the kefir and goji, and the tallow must make them so moist.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 29/4/19 16:10

I wish I had one for my breakfast, Angie! The berries and seeds on top sound delicious. I've never baked with beef tallow but it must give them a wonderful, flaky texture.

Kitchen Riffs 29/4/19 17:11

Scones are great, and a perfect teatime treat. And the flavors in these scones! Very creative recipe -- looks terrific. Thanks.

fimere 29/4/19 21:53

il a l'air excellent plein de saveurs
bonne soirée

Balvinder 29/4/19 23:50

This is new to me, kefir scones with goji berries! But I love trying new things, saving your recipe.

tigerfish 30/4/19 01:19

I sometimes use yogurt in my bakes (not that I bake THAT often). Next time I will try kefir. Your scones look amazing with all the healthy ingredients.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 30/4/19 02:58

My mom loved kefir---I bet it gives a marvelous moisture and texture to your scones! They look terrific.

Noob Cook 30/4/19 03:17

These scones look inviting with a healthy dose of probiotic (kefir & yogurt). Loving all your bakes.

Nancy Chan 30/4/19 09:09

These scones looks good to go with coffee or tea.

2pots2cook 30/4/19 09:52

Totally new composition for me. Keeper definitely !

Amy (Savory Moments) 30/4/19 12:54

Beef tallow and kefir?! Your ingredient combinations are always very intriguing Angie and these look delicious, as always!

Adina 30/4/19 15:19

Beautiful scones! I have never used or even seen beef tallow... sounds interesting!

Mae Travels 30/4/19 17:23

Very trendy ingredients! I haven't tried gogi berries, but we love kefir. I thought beef tallow would be less good for you than other forms of fat.

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Marissa 1/5/19 04:49

The depth of flavor going on here is just amazing. I REALLY want to try these! Bold and delicious!

beyondkimchee 1/5/19 14:33

I like the idea of scones with kefir. Goji berry adds another touch to these beautiful scones.

Pam 1/5/19 17:23

Yum! They look and sound delicious.

What's for dessert? 1/5/19 22:57

Looks so delicious and perfect for breakfast

Juliana 2/5/19 05:45

Wow Angie, you always come up with amazing combination...goji and kefir, I would never thought of it...the scones look awesome...
I hope you are having a great week!

Jean | 2/5/19 18:04

Angie, these sound wonderful. Would love to have one right this minute with my cup of tea.

Gloria Baker 3/5/19 00:37

Angie love scones and these look really wonderful!! xo

2pots2cook 3/5/19 13:00

Love Kefir very much; this is so inviting Angie ! Thank you very much !

Rosita Vargas 3/5/19 20:46

Que original con goji se ve exquisito,abrazos.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 4/5/19 02:30

Delicious! I've still never made scones, and need to!

Nammi 4/5/19 06:54

I love scones. These look so good, although I have no idea of some of the ingredients .

Eva Taylor 4/5/19 15:17

What an interesting combo, sounds absolutely delicious! They would be perfect with a bowl of soup.

Trini Altea 4/5/19 18:36

Wuoooo Esto esta muy rico. !!!
Que tengas buen fin de semana

Choclette 4/5/19 21:23

Yay, kefir scones. I heartily approve :D

mjskit 6/5/19 03:39

Angie, you come up with most interesting flavor combinations for pastry. These sounds interestingly delicious!

Mindy 10/5/19 18:00

Scones are my husband's favorite, I'm sure he could devour these in no time!


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