Which I’d need to melt over a double boiler. Then set aside to cool. This is where I added the vanilla beans. Beans of one pod is enough. Yummy!!!
The recipe calls for corn flour. I got stuck there for awhile when I first read the recipe. I can’t find corn flour in the grocery aisles. Just cornstarch. Lucky me, I found out they are one and the same.
Once the cream cheese mixture has cooled, I folded in the cake flour, corn flour, egg yolks and lemon juice. A very dense mixture will come out.
In another bowl, I whisked the egg whites till foamy, then I added the vanilla sugar gradually.
I waited until soft peaks form then I folded it into the cream cheese mixture.
I then made sure to fold it gently then added the vanilla extract. Pour mixture into an 8-inch spring form pan.
I covered my pan with aluminum foil since I’ll be using the Bain Marie (a.k.a water bath) technique.
Oops! I almost burned a part of it. Hehehehe! I blame the oven for this, not me who got distracted because I was reading “The Lost Hero”… again.
ps: To the people of Japan, my heart goes out to you.