Missing Ingredient -- Water?

It seems to be a new trend or maybe because I'm working with new recipes, but there seems to be more common to have recipes that require water in them but don't list it in the ingredient list.

Now I know that sounds strange that I bring it up, but I think it's important for some recipes (I know the Slice people are particular to certain water in the bread dough). I also have issue with it because I have variable water hardness and that can affect cooking situations. i try to keep a bottle of distilled water around for special situations (cooking, ironing,etc.).

Do you think it needs to be in a recipe's ingredient list or is it nit-picking to wish it was there?

Serious Eats Newsletters

Keep up with our latest recipes, tips, techniques and where to eat!


Comments can take up to a minute to appear - please be patient!

Previewing your comment: