My Kitchen Rules – Cooking For Home And Away
As soon as I saw Mel and James making the blueberry pancakes as their breakfast dish, I knew they would win.
Firstly they were the only ones making a sweet dish for breakfast so that was memorable in itself, and most of the cast members of the Channel 7 soapie are under 20 so this dish spoke to them.
Also any of the other women in the cast probably have not eaten sugar for months and therefore were going to think it was sensational.
The anomaly is the judging of the off site challenges are the winner is picked by the public.
However, the loser is picked by the two judges Manu Feildel, and Pete Evans. Is this the way to ensure the producers can manipulate who is in the bottom two?
For instance again Daniela and Stefania again avoided the cook off, with a very ordinary Italian breakfast kebab.
When questioned about the simplicity of their dish. Stefania exclaims “Not everyone can cook polenta”. Yes Stefania everyone CAN cook polenta, it is not that hard and is a mainstream ingredient these days.
Polly B, a regular commenter, pointed out the reason WA have not been put in the bottom two last week is the producers don’t both WA teams eliminated early in the competition. I think she could be right.
Conversely the Polish girls Sammy and Bella stepped it up too far with their egg dish served with three million components, including pea sorbet. I am all for Heston Blummenthal type dishes just not at breakfast.
It was good to have the NSW boys, Bill and Alex, back cooking, just for their to camera pieces. They were hoping to be cooking for Rachael Finch and Jennifer Hawkins, but were smart enough not to make salacious comments about the barely legal Home and Away cast.
Again Kelly and Ashley put in a strong dish with their corn fritters, and I was super impressed with Ali and Esther’s breakfast pho. I mean they even made their own rice noodles. I suspect if the judges picked the winner this would have been it.
Also Ann-Marie and Nick breakfast tortilla was smart and looked delicious.
I liked the idea of Kane and Lee’s congee, however it looked like it had the consistency of risotto rather then the sloppiness of congee.
The butchers maltese sausage and egg tortilla is not my thing, and yes we got it Manu that French sausage is bigger than a maltese one.
The pair judged to have the worse dish of the day was Mal and Bec with haloumi and avocado breakfast burger. For people “who know what people want” they missed the mark. Their confidence of last week burst with Bec sobbing at the prospect of being in the Wednesday night cook off.