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

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 ruby tint!

Ingredients:

6 ounces sand (preferably silica)
2 ounces soda ash
2 tablespoons ground limestone

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 2800 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until very evenly distributed.
  3. Slowly transfer to a thick stone casserole dish, pausing frequently to allow batch to heat up.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover, and bake at 2800 degrees for 7 to 10 hours, or until batch is transparent and syrupy. Stir occasionally.
  5. When ready, open oven slowly and let the batch cool down to working temperature.
  6. 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.
  7. Fill with water and serve immediately.
Yield: one eight ounce serving.
Calories: 0; Fat: 0g; Sodium: 0mg
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