Here in Melaka my only real cooking appliances are a cute little steamer, a silicone cooking mat, three silicone cupcake liners, and a few small plates and bowls (along with a few spoons and forks). I have a couple of other random things, but no sauce pan (unless you count the steamer), blender, oven, or food processor. Normally in my cooking/baking, I use the food processor/blender and the oven a lot. I’m perfectly capable of making raw foods, but I tend to rely pretty heavily on my food processor, so I knew from the beginning that this was going to be a challenge.
Tonight I came up with a raw dark chocolate cookie recipe that uses minimal ingredients and supplies. Since I only have my stash of stevia that I brought with me from Mexico, I’m trying to use it very sparingly. So with this recipe I decided to be a little bit more creative and use some healthy fruit jelly that I found here Melaka at the Aeon supermarket. Surprisingly, it turned out quite well! The fruit flavor doesn’t shine through too much, but the addition of more jelly would create a sort of “chocolate covered fruit” cookie that I’m certain would be delicious.