What is Manicotti Pasta?
Manicotti pasta is a tube shaped pasta, it translates to "little sleeve," referring to the hollow center of the thin, cream colored pasta tube. Manicotti has a mild flavor with a hint of nuttiness from the wheat. Manicotti is usually stuffed with ricotta cheese, topped in tomato sauce and baked. The hard shells should be boiled before use to soften them, unless indicated otherwise. Some types don't require boiling and soften during baking.
...Semolina is a type of wheat flour made specifically from Durum wheat. It is not as fine as an all purpose wheat flour and is coarser and darker, with a yellow cream color. The aroma of this flour is earthy and the flavor is nutty and sweet. Semolina is commonly used in pasta and can be used for breads too. It is most popular in Italy, and is also used around the world.
...Water is a substance and chemical compound made up of hydrogen and oxygen. It is clear, fluid, flavorless and odorless. Water is a necessity in nearly every aspect of life, including cooking, baking and hydrating the human body. Water can be served as a cold beverage, or at any temperature comfortable to the mouth and skin.