Organic Whole Spelt Gemelli (Twins)

$8.00

Gemelli or “twins” are a close cousin of fusilli and tortiglioni, typical to southern Italy, especially Campania.  True to their name, a single strand of twisted pasta with a deceptively dual appearance. Sauces cling tightly to their textured nooks and crannies: the classic combination is paired with fresh pesto.

Recommended Cooking Time: 7 minutes.

 

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Description

About Whole Spelt: 

Our whole spelt flour, mostly from Washington State and Montana, is characterized by an extraction rate at the mill close to 98% . This means that the flour maintains all the fibers and nutrients of the whole grain. Bold and absolutely tasty, this pasta has all the nutty, complex flavor of spelt, with the classic grassy and brambly flavor tones of a whole gain. The color of the flour is dark brown and the noodles are very toothsome when cooked.

Our Process: 

Patterned plates, or dies, are the molds through which the dough is pushed (extruded) to give pasta a particular shape.
We at Baia Pasta only use brass dies because of the desirable texture that they generate. The textured surface of our pasta allows sauces to adhere to it and impart an artisanal touch to every dish. Moreover, brass dies are ideal to maintain the temperature within certain limits during the extrusion, retaining the natural protein structure and flavor of wheat. Our pasta is traditional in every sense: rough, thick and with an amazing “al dente” texture, with a deep wheat flavor.