The Hotel make daily use of its fully restored 15th-century mill to demonstrate to their guests how they used to grind local varieties of flour. These are destined for the rustic breads which Molino’s chef Samuel Moreno bakes on site. The restaurant serves seven types of whole wheat bread—all homemade—and based on crops cultivated by a local organic farmer.
Flour varieties include wheats, spelt, and rye, and the hotel uses its own sourdough technique rather than industrial yeast. Breadmaking follows the methods described in the “Respectus Panis” guide produced by the French-founded Ambassadeurs du Pain—an international association of bakers. These creations don’t just please guests’ taste buds, they’re also easier to digest—a characteristic of ancient flour varieties that is helping bring about a renaissance in artisan breadmaking.
The hotel is proud to play its part in this movement, something that allows it to promote the cultivation of traditional cereals, support local organic agriculture, and local producers that—quite naturally—bring a uniquely Spanish touch to this ancient art.