In the video below, A&M go on location in the kitchen at Peels restaurant in NYC with pastry chef Shuna Lydon, as she reveals the first of 5 essential tips for making perfect custard. To begin, a lesson on vanilla sugar -- how to make it and why it creates the best vanilla flavor in a custard. Stay tuned next week for Lydon's other expert tips.
Follow Lydon through the world of pastry (and more) on Twitter and her aptly named blog, Eggbeater. This week's videos were once again shot and edited by filmmaker Elena Parker.