My Kitchen Rules – Bill And Alex Are Going To Exit Stage Left Soon
Ok obviously some of these My Kitchen Rules contestants did not get the memo that before you go on a reality TV cooking show you should know how to make pasta, mayonnaise, gnocchi and pastry from scratch.
Anyone who watches those reality TV cooking shows knows that if you cannot do those things you will get scorched by the judges at some point.
Having said that I thought the challenge was tough one. One person from each team had to hand make pasta and a sauce in 30 minutes. A professional chef would be pushing it, let alone people that have never made pasta before.
In fact I was pretty impressed every team plated up. I did wonder if the clock was stopped at one point.
There was much hand wringing from Daniela and Stefania that they were sitting out the pasta challenge. I would have laughed if they had been in it and tanked it.
Ann-Marie and Nick were safe with their porcini fettuccine, as were Mel and James with their fettuccine with anchovies, olives etc.
Interesting how a simple sauce tonight did not attract any criticism, but again it was a smart move by Mel and James to use such strong flavours in the short time frame.
Esther and Ali were criticised for their Pork Marsala for being too sweet. Manu proclaiming marsala should only be found in desserts. Memo to self if I am ever at an Italian restaurant with Manu don’t order the veal marsala…
The crime of culinary etiquette landed them in the cook off.
Kane and Lee were safe with their pumpkin agnoletti, which did look nice even though Kane drowned it in sauce.
Kel and Ash with their middle eastern flavoured pasta which seemed to have saffron overload were unsafe, as were Bill and Alex.
For the teams in the cook off the challenge was to use flour and eggs to make a dessert. This was not difficult. Again Bill and Alex looked like deers stuck in headlights when they heard this news.
Kelly and Ash made chocolate and hazelnut torte with mousse, with a frangelico jelly. Manu thought it was fantastic, and said it was one of the best things he had seen in the competition so far.
Esther and Ali cooked Black Forest Delight with Cherry soup. Pete thought the cake looked dry. Manu thought it needed some acidity to counter balance the sweetness of the soup.
Sammy and Bella made Triple Chocolate Dream with blood oranges and jus. Manu liked the jus, and thought it was really lovely. Pete disagreed, he said it is not doing it for him. He thought the blood oranges and the jus needed to go. Cue to a mild exchange between Manu and Pete which had as much aggression as a Play School episode.
Alex and Bill made Pear Mousse with macadamia crumble – the judges told them technique let them down on the dessert. The mousse was grainy, and the macadamia crumble was overcooked. Also I thought their presentation was awful there was a huge gap at the side. These guys are struggling and it was no surprise they will be up for elimination tomorrow night.
In fact if they don’t get their shizzle together I can see the Qld butchers beating them tonight.