Masterchef Australia – Alex Is A Major Liability
Alex is an O & H liability he dropped the cake, and he also forgot to turn off his blow torch and set the sugar packet on fire. Thankfully the floor was soaking wet and he could just place it there. No chance of that building going up in flames.
And didn’t Chelsea a retail officer make the wrong decision to work with him in the challenge for a variety of reasons, one being it was an individual challenge not a team one.
As Gary Mehigan said “Shared the cake, sabayon, and shared the pastry. This was not a team challenge it was an individual challenge where you just had to share the oven. How are we going to judge you?” asks Gary.
Tonight the delightful Maggie Beer was oversighting the pressure test. It was a tough not Zumbo tough, but time management tough.
They had to cook Apple, Olive Oil and Rosemary cake, Sabayon, frangipane and nectarine tart, and lemon curd tart. I was surprised there was no verjuice or quince paste in any of the recipes.
The positive thing about tonight that it was not just about avoiding the bottom ten, but six were being put through to the top 24.
But back to Chelsea and Alex what part of individual challenge didn’t they understand, and quite frankly if I busted my ass to get into Masterchef I would not be leaving my fate with someone I did not know, and especially one that had been in all of the previous elimination challenges.
Also she was not savvy enough to throw him under the bus when he stuffed up the cake but said they would share it. Not that it mattered as the only thing edible on their plates was the cake.
But to be fair they were not the only team who decided to buddy up.
Jess and Nick also teamed up, as did Elissa and Dan and all of them were placed into tomorrow night’s elimination challenge.
John the wine maker from South Australia who has cerebral palsy, was in more trouble then the early settlers as he was finding the fast pace of the pressure test difficult. He decided his dishes were not good enough to serve up to the judges, and they praised him for his bravery and honesty.
Now seriously if he had not had a disability would this have occurred or would have George Calombaris ripped him to shreds? Saying this is a cooking competition and he needed to step up to the plate.
Hayden was having issues with his pastry and in fact he had no pastry on his lemon curd tart but he was put through the top 24. However his sabayon and his appeal to the younger viewing demographic probably got him through.
Myri did a major stuff up she did not add in a crucial ingredient – apples into the cake, so she plated them on top. Like Maggie Beer would not notice.
However conversely Kate Bracks who is getting a golden editing run got through to the top 24 even though her sabayon was scrambled.
Craig a professional musician was given an apron early, because his dishes were so good. I think it was all to do with creating drama for the show.
The six that got into the top 24 are:
- Hayden Quinn, 24, professional lifeguard from Sydney
- Kate Bracks, 36, stay-at-home mum from Orange, NSW
- Craig Young, 43, professional musician from Brisbane
- Cleo Kerameas, 45, executive assistant from Sydney
- Adam Bowen, 31, scuba diving instructor from Brisbane
- Michael Weldon, 25, film projectionist from Adelaide
The ten in tomorrow nights elimination challenge is John, Seamus, Alby, Myri, Dan, Elissa, Jess, Nick, Chelsea, and Alex. As Alex said he was going for a hat trick.
Tomorrow nights elimination challenge is an Amazing Race type scenario where they have to choose between to cooking challenges.