Tonka beans

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Tonka beans

Technical guide

Ingredients Tonka Bean from organic farming
Origin Brazil
Net weight 10 g
Storage / Use In a dry and dry place, such as a closed cupboard.
Price incl. tax €5.40

Originally from South America, it is the seed of the tree of Brazilian Teak. The spice is in this case a seed to form bean. For the aromas and flavors develop, mature seeds need several months. The main aroma is that of coumarin with nuances of vanilla, caramel, almond, honey and cut hay.

Olivier Rœllinger's words

Tonka beans must be grated, like nutmeg. They can be used the same way as vanilla, in milk-based desserts, custards and creamy rice pudding, but also in stewed fruit and tarts. I particularly like Tonka beans in a chocolate sauce or with stewed rhubarb, but also in a shellfish or seashell broth with a slight suggestion of chili.