Link to Episode 82!
Link to craftsy.com
Link to Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream on pc.ca/blacklabel
Link to the Eclair Pastry recipe I used over on foodnetwork.com. NB: Read the comments for tips!
1/2 cup whipping cream (heavy cream) 35% fat
1 cup/6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips, or chocolate in chunks
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Heat cream in the microwave on full power until it starts to boil. This took about 1 minute in my microwave. Pour over chocolate, and stir until melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla. Easier to work with while warm. Refrigerate and re-warm gently in the microwave when needed.