This past week we introduced caramel custard at Curiosity Doughnuts. We have the ability to serve one flavor at a time. We have stayed true to idea that a blank slate can be built upon. We created and refined our vanilla-buttermilk custard. But my restless spirit kept poking me for more. I finally succumbed to my inner voices. By waiting an extended time to change the custard flavor I gave myself a lot of time to think through the modifications. I adapted our original custard and caramel custard was born. I caramelized the sugar and condensed milk in the recipe. I took them to a dark caramel and added the dairy to them. From that point on our recipe remained the same. The changes were minor. The results were worth the wait. Taking the time to ponder and analyze our process allowed me to mentally make mistakes. Also, the time allowed us to refine and improve the original custard without throwing additional distracting variables into the equation.