The Sicilian ancient grain Revolution continues here in the USA! For the first time ever, we are importing 100% Tumminia Flour.
Tumminia is the name of an epic durum wheat variety dating back to the time of the Ancient Greeks in Sicily. Tumminia was practically extinct in Sicily until biodiversity activists, like Filippo Drago, helped revive the variety.
Filippo makes this flour at his mill in Castelvetrano, Sicily. This is the fourth flour to join our Molini del Ponte flour collection alongside Semola Rimacinata, Maiorca, and Castelvetrano. This is the traditional combination in Pane Nero di Castelvetrano!
Tumminia flour is special because of its flavor. The outstanding aroma and distinct taste of this flour are mind-blowing. Really, it is obvious even to our least palate-aware friends.
When you bake with Tumminia, the aromatic and flavor profiles that develop are remarkable:
- Roasted almond
- Toasted malt
This flour is especially well-suited for pasta, bread, biscotti, and other rustic desserts.
You can use this flour by itself. For example, it makes excellent fresh pasta.
You can also use this flour combined with other flours. For example, many of our baker friends like to make their go-to loaf of bread using a small percentage of this Tumminia flour in combination with their favorite bread flour.
We suggest you start out using this flour by adding it to whatever you are already making. You will notice the flavor difference immediately.