How to Make Perfect Custard: The Big Reveal

March 11, 2011

In the video below, A&M each dip their spoons into a ramekin of Shuna Lydon's sinfully smooth Butterscotch Pot de Crème. Basically -- there are no words beyond a satisfied "yummm" to express its sheer perfection, but we'd love to hear yours when you have at the recipe yourself! Thanks to Lydon's generosity, it's found a new home here on food52.

Butterscotch Pot de Crème by Shuna Lydon

And, don't forget to check-out Lydon's expert tips to the whole process of making a custard -- from vanilla sugar and eggs to scales and steam.

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Oui, C. October 18, 2011
Oh my....I haven't had butterscotch pudding since my Nana used to make it four me when I was a kid (drizzled with lots of fresh heavy cream for good measure). I will be making this recipe very soon, and thinking of Nana when I do. Thanks.
ChefJune March 14, 2011
Where is the recipe? I can't see it here.
Give M. March 14, 2011
I'm from Brazil and, as you know, flan is a very popular recipe in Latin America. So, I use the same technique showed here for my perfect flans.
And, as there's always new to be learned in this world, I was very surprised with the use of plastic film. I'm gonna try it next time.
Wonderful tips!! Thanks
mrslarkin March 11, 2011
That was fun to watch! I love the little pile of pecans in the puddle of butterscotch to scoop up! Are the nuts candied?
Sagegreen March 11, 2011
It looks as smooth as silk!