Liam with Sarah and Evan Rich

Rich Table's Porcini Doughnuts Takes The GastroMagic Stage at Outside Lands

Liam Mayclem
August 10, 2019 - 11:22 am

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) - Outside Lands 2019. Friday - Sunday  It’s the biggest weekend in San Francisco’s music calendar but it’s the food as well as the music that hits all the right notes at Outside Lands.

The GastroMagic stage is where the rock stars of food mix fun & frivolity for 3 days of madcap demos.

Evan and Sarah Rich of Rich Table will be on stage for one demo. They will also be serving up their famous Porcini Doughnuts. These little “crack balls” have lines forming for an age and have concert-goers frothing at the mouth and coming back for more! Yes - they are that good.

Liam and his partner Rick at Outside Lands
More than 100 of your favorite food vendors, wineries & bars will be presented this year. Plus, stop by Grass Lands to sample your green offerings... enjoy cannabis legally for the very first time at Outside Lands. Enjoy the daily 4:20 pm "farm to bong contest" too... One more time. that’s 4:20 pm!

See you with Ranger Dave at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park. It’s going to be one big, music-filled, tasty weekend. Music headliners are Blink 182, Lumineers and Paul Simon. Wear comfy shoes, stretchy pants and bring something warm for the evening.

Meantime - enjoy my rockin’ conversation with rock star Chefs & cookbook authors Evan & Sarah Rich.

Cheers & rock on!

- Liam


Rich Table's Porcini Doughnuts


  • 39g yeast
  • 10g salt
  • 2575g AP flour
  • 1720g water
  • 10ea eggs

Raclette Sauce:

  • 1 gallon milk
  • 250g AP flour
  • 300g butter
  • 1500g raclette diced
  • 50g salt

Umami Seasoning:

  • 100g dried porcini
  • 120g mushroom seasonings 
  • 10g sugar 

To make the doughnut: In a large bowl, whisk together the water and yeast. Then whisk in the eggs. Include the flour and salt and, using your hands, mix gently until just combined. The mixture will be extremely sticky. Spread the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm spot for 60 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the umami seasoning: In a spice grinder, grind the mushrooms to a fine powder. Sift the powder into a bowl, disposing of any huge, hard pieces. In the processor, combine the mushroom soup flavoring and sugar and grind to a fine powder. Transfer to the bowl with the mushroom powder and mix to combine. Put aside.

After the batter has been rising for 45 minutes, pour the oil to a depth of around 2 in [5 cm> in a Dutch stove or other large, heavy pot. Place the pot over medium-high warmth and start warming to 350°F [180°C>. Preheat the broiler to 250°F [120°C>. Place a cooling rack in a rimmed heating sheet and place the sheet in the oven.

While the oil heats, prepare the raclette sauce: In a medium pot, melt the margarine over medium warmth. At the point when the margarine is foamy, add in the flour and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture just begins to lighten in color. Gradually pour in the milk, whisking constantly, until smooth. Bring to a simmer and cook, whisking frequently, until thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.

Turn the heat to low and blend in a small handful of the cheddar. When the cheddar liquefies and is fully incorporated, include another handful, repeating until the majority of the cheddar is included and the sauce is thick and velvety. Blend in the salt. Keep warm over low warmth.

To fry the doughnuts: When the oil achieves 350°F 180°C, fry the doughnuts. Using two little spoons, scoop and scrape five spoonfuls of player estimating around 2 Tbsp 30 g each into the hot oil. The batter will be stretchy and sticky, don’t worry if the doughnuts aren’t perfectly round. The doughnuts should quickly puff to around 3 in 7.5 cm in width. Broil, flipping at times, until just golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Quickly transfer the doughnuts to the prepared cooling rack. Dust with the umami flavoring and return to the oven.

Repeat with the rest of the donut batter, taking the oil back to 350°F [180°C> after each clump. Serve the doughnuts hot out of the stove with the warm raclette sauce.