Black Cat Donuts

Adapted by


2 cups milk
1/8 cup sugar
3 1/2 ounces of butter
Zest of 3 oranges
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups plus 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
5 eggs, whisked


Bring the first six ingredients to a boil. Add flour all at once and cook over medium heat until it becomes a smooth mass and the bottom of the pan is slightly browned. Transfer dough to a mixer and beat on low speed with the paddle attachment. Add eggs slowly until incorporated. Divide dough into 1/2 ounce balls and fry in oil at 350°F for 8 minutes.

Garrett Oliver’s Beer Match:
Stout (Young’s Oatmeal Stout, Sierra Nevada Stout, Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout, Rogue Shakespeare Stout)