Homecooks Spotlight: Adeline Oon of The Accidental Mom Blogger

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Today, Adeline from The Accidental Mom Blogger is sharing with us. I love Adeline’s blog it’s so packed with interesting sharing besides food. I’m so glad she is here with us today. Sit back and get to know Adeline!

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I’m a stay-at-home-mom to 2 school going children. Apart from managing the household, I’ve been creating jewelries for my online shop for the past 7 years and have also started blogging about the moments in my life for less than a year. My other favourite things to do would be dabbling in photography as well as cooking for my family.

What do you enjoy about cooking or baking?
I’m not so much a baker at heart because I’m not so good at it. So quick fix baking, like the recipe I submitted, works best for me. As for cooking, the fact that I am cooking for my family makes it enjoyable and worth the while when the food is completely polished off the plate!

Where do most of your recipes come from?
I don’t have specific recipes that I follow, although it tends to be the food that I miss eating that’s cooked by my mum. So I would adapt her cooking style plus some of my mother-in-law’s cooking style to come up with dishes that the family is familiar with.

What is your favourite kind of food to make?
The stewy kind! Easiest to prepare and warms everyone’s soul.

Do you plan a weekly menu? If so, what inspires your menu?
No I don’t! I’m not good with planning grocery list etc. So I am usually caught hanging around a lot in the fresh food area of the supermarket and going through the ingredients for inspiration to hit me on the head before I decide what to cook. It’s not very efficient but I guess it works better for me.

What is your favourite recipe posted on your blog/website?
I think it has to be my family’s favourite – claypot rice! But a cheater’s version! (Click here for the recipe)

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What is your favourite kitchen tool/appliance?
Ooooh I cannot live without my kitchen shears! And it must be a real good quality one, especially to serve it’s purpose of cutting poultry!

What is your favourite part about blogging?
Honestly, the best part about my blogging journey would have to be meeting a whole lot of wonderful Singapore mommy bloggers. I’ve learned so much more about what the social media can do for you and sharing each others’ motherhood thoughts is really heart warming.

What is your best tip to becoming a successful blogger?
Sincerity. Readers are very discerning nowadays so if my readers are returning ones, I think it’s a success!

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Will you show us your kitchen? What is your favourite thing about your kitchen?
Yes! I am sharing this picture of my then newly renovated kitchen 6 years ago. Now, it’s just not as neat anymore! The favourite thing in my kitchen has to be my oven. I love it so much because it is my life saver when I am having lazy cooking days. I would grill marinated boneless chicken thighs and serve it with spaghetti or rice.

What was the first dish you’ve ever cooked?
I started to cook only after I got married. Although I’m tempted to say instant noodles, but I think the first official meal I tried was fried bee hoon. I was over ambitious and it turned out disastrous. I wanted to throw away what I cooked but my husband insisted it was edible. I remember crying over the failure of my cooking because I wanted to impress my in-laws who were then over our home for lunch.

Please share a recipe with our Munch Ministry readers.
I was inspired to try this adapted recipe after watching an episode of Anna Olson’s ‘Bake with Anna Olson’ on the Asian Food Channel. I am not a very patient person when I am in the kitchen so this quick-to-make dessert works very well for me!

Chocolate Ganache Tarts
Preparation time: Approx.20 mins
Makes about 16 tarts in a 3-inch foil tart case

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Ingredients :
10-12 pcs of digestive biscuit, crumbled for the crust
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (also converts to 4 tbsp of butter)
Filling
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup semisweet chocolate OR bittersweet chocolate buttons
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dried cranberries, for garnish. You can opt for fresh berries too.

Preparation :
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
For the crust, stir the biscuit crumbs with the melted butter until even. Divide this evenly between the foil cases and press it firmly to form the base. Bake the crusts for 10 minutes and leave it to cool while preparing the ganache.
The chocolate buttons should already be in a mixing bowl while the cream is being prepared. Heat the cream on low fire until it just begins to simmer. Then pour it over the chocolate. Let it sit for a minute, then gently stir with a spatula starting at the centre and widening the circles until the chocolate has fully melted. Once the ganache looks smooth, stir in the vanilla.
Pour the ganache into the tart shells and leave it to chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours, until it sets.
Serve and enjoy!

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Thank you so much Adeline!  It’s been a pleasure to have you with us!  If you want to find out more about Adeline and her wonderful blogs, here is where you can find her!

Websites by Adeline:
The Accidental Mom Blogger
Adeline’s Loft
Facebook Pages by Adeline:
The Accidental Mom Blogger
Adeline’s Loft

All photos courtesy of Adeline of The Accidental Mom Blogger

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