I heard of this bean only about two years ago. Never did I know it possessed such a powerful flavour. It’s unique and very concentrated. The tanko bean stems from a flowering tree from the pea family and is a dark brown, flat wrinkled bean from Central and South America. It’s flavours are said to mimic vanilla .The strong fragrance comes from a high content of coumarin! Coumarin is a chemical compound that is high in fragrance. When taken in large amounts the bean can be dangerous so a little goes a long way! Infused with desserts it creates this perfect match. I have tried it in ice cream and it’s just as wonderful. The creamy cheesecake with the unique flavour from the tonka is surely a hit !!! Topping it with the rum infused caramel sauce just heavenly !!! I love caramel and the rum elevated the sauce so perfectly !
I enjoyed every part of this recipe and hope you will too! Enjoy !