Black Balls


I have always had a thing for round things. And especially coming to Denmark I got so excited to be introduced to this pan that can make wobbly dough into round shaped objects I can eat.

Like so many others I also happen to have a thing for the black gold. Coffee! You know the drink you are most likely addicted to. Often in the afternoon I think, “Nah no more coffee, you drank enough today.”

But I haven’t read anywhere that one can overeat on coffee! So here I am making round Æbleskiver with coffee flour that is made out of recycled coffee. They are called Kaffe Bueno and you can find them here Genius. And I swear these black balls will be your next addiction! Don’t believe me? Try the recipe we used, I’ve added it further down this page.

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Recipe for the Black Balls


1 liter buttermilk
4 eggs
400 g flour
200g kaffe bueno flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
half a vanilla pod
75 g sugar
1 tsp organic lemon zest
half a tsp cardamom
4 tbs butter

Whisk buttermilk and egg yolks together. Then whip the egg whites, and gently fold them into the dough.
Split the vanilla pod, scrape out the seeds and mash them out in a little sugar.
Mix flours, vanilla, sugar, salt, baking soda, and then whisk it in the buttermilk mixture. Add lemon zest, and let it rest for 30 min.
Bake the æbleskiver in some butter, in a hot æbleskive-frying pan. Turn them over constantly, for a nice and even surface, and for them to be perfectly round.
Serve them with dulce di leche or your favorite marmalade, in a coffee cup of course!