A Glass of Water
Last year, I was asked by some aspiring cookbook writers
to provide a recipe for a glass of water. I don't think
the recipe was ever published, but because of the significant
research that went into developing it, I have decided to
present it herewith.
Glass of Water à la Craig
Yield: one eight ounce serving.
Craig's glass of water recipe has been delighting parched palates
for decades in Europe. With some experimentation, I was able to
recreate that special taste for the well-equipped kitchen. Try
adding a teaspoon each of cadmium and selenium for a delightful
6 ounces sand (preferably silica)
2 ounces soda ash
2 tablespoons ground limestone
- Preheat oven to 2800 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until very
- Slowly transfer to a thick stone casserole dish, pausing
frequently to allow batch to heat up.
- Bring to a boil, cover, and bake at 2800 degrees for 7 to 10
hours, or until batch is transparent and syrupy. Stir occasionally.
- When ready, open oven slowly and let the batch cool down to
- As batch begins to harden, form it into a receptacle shape.
Careful -- molten glass will be hot. When desired form is
reached, allow to cool to room temperature.
- Fill with water and serve immediately.
Calories: 0; Fat: 0g; Sodium: 0mg