My Kitchen Rules – At Least Cooking Is Back On The Agenda
Well cooking was finally back on the agenda on My Kitchen Rules last night with the teams first off site challenge.
They had to cook for 50 people who all live in the same block of apartments, otherwise known as a block party. They also had to use their kitchens and yes they were small. I presume equipment was added in there as those tiny apartments would not have had the frypans, bowls of mix masters required to make that amount of food.
The diners were going to vote for the best dish and this team would be safe from the next elimination.
The teams who were at the top of the scoreboard of their instant restaurant round were told they were safe. This was Mick and Matt, the Bondi boys, and Ali and Samuel. Could a Tassie team win this year? No I don’t think so. They also got to sit at the party it was unclear if they got to vote for their favourite dish as well.
The teams had 90 minutes to cook their meals, with five teams cooking mains and four teams cooking dessert.
The two Vic teams had a tussle over who would cook lamb with Kerrie getting all hard arsed and winning that round, with Angela and Melina vowing to beat them. Angela and Melina made a Baharat Beef with a Sweet Potato mash, whilst Kerrie and Craig who thought since it was a yuppie crowd they were catering for when for Middle Eastern Lamb with a Quinoa Salad.
Keiran and Natassaia were bold cooking kangaroo with a bordelaise sauce. Smiley Sam did a fresh pasta with chorizo and Basil which ended up being a hit with the judges who at first were a bit dubious about making fresh pasta for so many people.
The big issue for most of the teams were the electrical stove tops and trying to get them hot enough.
Andie and Josh made a Salmon with Salsa Verde. Basically they all trashed the kitchens with Melina lucky she did not get her butt wet when she slid down in relief at the end of the challenge, as their sink was over flowing with dirty water.
There must have been some a big team to clean as the kitchen they were cooking dessert in appeared to be the same as the mains.
The people cooking dessert got the raw end of the deal as they had to set up the dining space as well. Ashlee was miffed that the teams picked Jenna to take charge over decorating rather than her. She sniffed “They think she is creative, she is wearing fuschia and red!”.
Jenna did not make herself popular when she decided she did not like the first table design and made them remove it and do it again.
Jake and Elle were being creative and made an original dessert which was a Crusted Pear with Berry Compote. It was to look like a Golden Gaytime and yes even Jake made THAT obvious joke. Pete even said it was them on a plate and thought it was great.
Dan and Steph made a pavlova with lemon curd and jelly. This was a huge hit with the diners and both theirs and the judges favourite dessert.
Sophia and Ashlee were making Chocolate Berry Tartlets because Sophia knows everything about chocolate. However the tarts did not taste of chocolate. Manu said they were not bad but not great either. The girls knew they had stuffed up when they were cooking as they said “It was a massacre, we lost control”.
Does anyone else think they are the Roy and HG of reality TV commentary?
Jenna and Joanne were making a croquembouche which of course brought Jenna to tears something that Sophia predicted and hoped for when she said “I hope she is crying in the corner”. You didn’t need to be psychic to know that was going to occur.
It was bold to make a croquembouche, two in fact, in 90 minutes Ashlee said “Croquembouche, more like croquem bullshit!”.
Also they were using custard powder for their custard but that was not a huge issue it was the passionfruit they added to it that made the flavour a bit strange and made the diners and judges not like it.
The best dishes of the day were the Victoriana “Real Housewives”, Dan and Stephs, the Victorian cousins, and Andie and Josh’s, with Angela and Melina winning the diners vote and therefore were safe from elimination.
The ones that were not so good were Kerrie and Craig’s lamb, Sophia’s and Ashlee, Jenna and Joanna’s and Keiran and Natassia’s. In the end the Western Australian geeks were put into the elimination cook-off. To be honest I was surprised they even got a dish plated and that it was Keiran’s kangaroo that was the best part of the dish.
Whose dish did you like the look of? Have to confess I will be trying the “real housewives” beef recipe as it is on the official website.
My Kitchen Rules on Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on SEVEN.