Masterchef Australia – Matthew Was Eliminated Because He Went For The Obvious
I am not going to be a hypocrite so I will point out that it is ironic that for the second week in a row the person who cooked the best dish in the losing team of the Wednesday night challenge has been eliminated. For that reason I do feel sorry for Matthew who cooked a delicious looking spiced chocolate fudge cake for the Qantas challenge, is going home.
However out of all the ones on the blue team that were up for elimination, I thought he should have been the one to go. I know Callum is the favourite with George, but out of the two I think Matthew was better.
Anyway tonight’s challenge was a taste test of a cake that George Calombaris’s mum used to make which was an Aussie dish with a Greek twist.
Again it was the usual long drawn out waiting for the judges to say yes to the obvious ingredients – of course there were eggs and flour in it, but of course we had to wait the compulsory 40 seconds to find out.
The cake had 16 ingredients in it, so it would have been very interesting with the five contestants if the challenge had gone on for longer.
However Matthew over thought it and said apricots as he could see them on top of the cake, he then clarified it by saying dried apricots, it was then you knew he was in more trouble then the early settlers. The Channel Ten press release states the judges asked him to clarify it, which we did not see on screen.
It was then revealed that it was in fact apricot jam. He looked gutted as he said he knew 13 of the 16 ingredients.
What was great was the judges revealed for the first time what the other ingredients were. Was this due to people bitching about this on the social media?
He is currently doing work experience with Neil Perry at Spice Temple. It appears he is now following his own dream, not his family’s wishes.
By the way what were the quenelles on top of the cake made from?