A Glass of Water
In 2002, 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!
- 6 ounces sand (preferably silica)
- 2 ounces soda ash
- 2 tablespoons ground limestone
- Preheat oven to 2800 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until very evenly distributed.
- 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 working temperature.
- 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