Masterchef Australia – Sun Claims The Win
Well if you had stumbled across the Masterchef Australia official website today you would not have needed to watch the episode tonight. As someone had loaded onto the website four future episodes of the show, including tonight and tomorrow night’s elimination episode.
After a few minutes of internal conflict and after pressing on the elimination episode to watch, I rang Channel Ten to inform them of this monumental cock up. But I have to say I thought it was hilarious.
Needless to say tonight’s episode for me lacked a bit of tension as I knew which team had lost, however it was the first team challenge and the question was would the blue team continue to be cursed.
It is now mandatory each season for the judges to go into the house in the “middle of the night” to wake the contestants. And when this occurs it is usually George Calombaris leading the charge.
What is he hoping to see girls in a state of semi undress? Out of all the Masterchef judges to come into your bedroom he would be the one you would least want to see.
Anyway they were taken to Sonoma bakery and had to produce different bread for high end restaurants. The prize for the winning team is lunch at Jonah’s at Palm Beach, and the losers would face elimination.
The red team was captained by Tom a General Manager, and the Blue team was captained by Sun.
The bread they had to make was white dough into country loaf, white batard, and olive baguettes. Soy and Linseed into rolls and batard, and a Miche loaf. The miche is apparently difficult to make due to moistness of the dough.
And of course Masterchef had to make it more dramatic and add in a late order, because of course restaurants ring in orders at 3.00am. Buon Ricordo wanted ciabatta.
Sun said she was going to be precise, but this was not the case. At one stage they had the bread upside down in the rising bowls. In fact if I were the red team I would have thought it was unfair they were told of their mistake by the Sonoma Bakery owner.
The other nearly fatal mistake they made, was thinking pre-fermented dough was actually left over dough, and when it was going pear shaped stumbled over the ‘real’ dough whilst looking for flour.
One think I liked about Sun was she was not scared to make decisions. She made a decision on the dough (yes it was wrong), but also gave precise orders and made a decision to bring some of the loafs out early.
Obviously she claimed all this in her too camera pieces, and I am not sure whether she would have taken all that responsibility if her team had lost. But it is like The Apprentice, when you win as team leader you claim all the glory, but when you lose you shaft the blame onto your other team mates. Who am I kidding it occurs in real life.
Tom conversely on the losing team said his style was just “traffic management” ie keeping things moving along.
I love Jay who was on the blue team for trash talking. He said “We’ll bring you guys back a doggie bag from Jonah’s, but only eleven as one of you will be eliminated.” At least recognises it is a competition.
Ironically at the time it was his team who were stuffing up the ciabatta mix.
Rachael on the red team confirmed her dippiness by gasping ” the bread is hot” insert surprise inflection just as it was pulled from the oven. Chelsea is getting a lot of air time, clearly she has been identified as one of the hotties, as has Hayden. But Hayden just sounds like he is not real bright.
The loafs were then delivered to the restaurants, where Matt Preston sat down with the head chefs to judge them. Luckily for customers the bread wasn’t actually going to be used by them.
The blue team won by three points to two. The red team were all a bit teary at thier loss. Tomorrow night is the first elimination challenge and someone will suffer the ignomy of being the first person sent home. To be forgotten forever. Who was the first person sent home last year?
Also whoever is writing George’s lines can they be sacked? Two offending ones were “Will the red team rise to the occasion” and “Boom Boom bake the room”.