I bought one vanilla pod from Cooking Island sometime back but never got into the mood to bake and had been hiding it in my fridge. I don’t want my hubby to see it ‘cos I know he would faint to see tiny bean like that costs almost RM20.
Today, I decided to try out some pre-mix from Cooking Island call Surabaya Cake. I decided to use one Philadelphia cream cheese to make it a cheesecake. Therefore, the vanilla pod seems like a good addition.
I took out the very airtight wrapped vanilla pod….
Saw that it is black…
I was expecting green pea pod
Took a knife and slit it….
Remember that’s what Jamie Oliver said in his books
And OMGawd! I thought the vanilla pod has disintegrated!
LOL, I didn’t know vanilla seeds are these tiny, million of seeds thingie. I thought they are large peas and need to be crushed. Though I had eaten Beard Papa’s fresh vanilla cream puff and seen those tiny black vanilla, I didn’t know that this is the actual sizes of the seeds.
It has to be the most jakun moment. I phoned Erina of Cooking Island about the flour and cooking method and asked her if vanilla is supposed to be like this. Hahaha…so much I didn’t know about cooking.
Anyway, my vanilla cheesecake is still in the oven. Let’s see how it turns out because I have switched and change ingredients and this will be the experimenting stage. It better be good ‘cos it is not cheap!