My Kitchen Rules – The Domestic Goddesses Turn Into Heroes As They Know How To Cook
The viewers were given a bit of a red herring when it came Jenna and Joanna from South Australia. In the promos they came across as vacuous bitches but in fact apart from mangling the english language they seem quite nice. And who knows in the future maybe ‘inspirate’ will make it into the Macquarie Dictionary.
It was their turn to cook tonight and they ended up starting their prep forty five minutes late. It was unclear why it took them so long to do their shopping, and once they got home it took them forty-five minutes to dress up their restaurant J’Adore Pink. It was like Jenna was channelling her wedding fantasies with lots of frou frou and a lollie buffet.
At least the food was not all pink. For entree it was rolled and stuffed garfish, main it was home made Italian Sausage with Horseradish Mash, and dessert was Pistachio and Strawberry Mousse with crystalised rose petals.
Props has to go to Joanna who cooked the entree and main singlehandedly without getting stressed, and also having time to go and talk Jenna down from a ledge every hour or so and dry her tears.
Jenna was in a flap about her dessert but some of it was her own fault. First she put the egg whites on a still warm hot plate and cooked them, but why after she had done that she then mixed them with the rest of the ingredients was a mystery to me. She should have just whipped up more egg whites, instead she had to re-do the whole mousse. Then after completing a second batch she realised she had not made enough so then had to make more. Joanna was completely calm throughout this debacle even though she was doing most of the work. Jenna’s confidence in the kitchen was similar to Jennifer’s from last year.
However not sure whay she was shocked that there were so many bones in the garfish, she was hoping they would dissolve after they were cooked.
She need not have worried, Manu Feildel said there was not one bone in the fish and that she cooked it perfectly. Pete concurred and said it was the best that he had had in the competition. And to think it was not even organic!
When Candice heard the judges review she looked like she had choked on a fish bone before she had even had a mouthful. It did not take long before she found a real bone and was quite excited by her discovery as it meant she could whinge about it.
Lisa who looked down her nose, as only Busselton royalty, can said the main was like Sunday dinner at her place, though at her place you would get the Woolworth ones. It would have been good if Dan had spoken up at that point about how sausages doen’t necessarily mean low end dining, but maybe he was to busy swallowing his pride that he was having to eat someone elses and not his own.
Interesting the only person to mention that the sausage looked like dog poo on a plate was Joanna. Manu thought the sausage was great but wanted sauce. Joanna responded that they don’t use sauce at home and they could not come up with a sauce to go with it. Pete disagreed said did not need a sauce but he did slam Jenna’s horseradish mash.
The sausage king gave the thumbs up to the sausage in fact he appeared to gush saying he could not believe the flavours he was tasting.
Candice thought it was too fatty and complained about lack of horseradish in mash and the lack of sauce.
Jenna’s dessert was touch and go, it was not set and they put it back in the fridge. Not sure why she did not chuck it in the freezer for ten minutes to set it. Even though she thought the Dacquoise looked dodgy the judges loved it as did the other diners. Well nearly all – Candice was underwhelmed, but this time she probably had an excuse as Lisa and Candice did appear to have been given the two worst ones. There is no love lost between the domestic goddesses and the Busselton Beauty Queens.
Candice must have blocked out the judges comments as she said if everyone votes on the food they might be in with a chance to be safe.
In the end WA only gave them a four, but it did not matter as they scored a seven off Queenlsand, nines off Victoria and Tasmania, and an eight from NSW. Which gave them a total of 37 out of 50.
Manu gave a ten for their entree as did Pete , they had to as they were saying it was the best dish in the competition thus far. Which means all the other tens they gave out should have been nines.
Pete gave an eight for main and an six for main from Manu, and he only gave a seven for dessert whereas Pete was more generous and gave them a nine. They received a grand total of 87. If the Western Australian girls had scored honestly they may have knocked the NSW boys off the top of the leader board.
With this round of instant restaurants over the Busselton Beauty Queens were eliminated, and quite frankly I was not sorry to see them go.
However for three teams they are going to have to do the instant restaurants again. These were Lisa and Stefano, Dan and Steph, and Allie and Samuel this time against the gate crashers. Not sure about the fairness of taking the bottom three scores as one groups contestants may have marked harder than the other.
After all the talk about gatecrashers, Sophie and Ashlee, so it was good to see the others, particularly Angela and Melina from Melbourne who look like their style idols are Brynne Edelsten and the full cast of Real Housewives Beverley Hills. They will be cooking tomorrow night.
My Kitchen Rules on SEVEN Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm.