My Kitchen Rules – Jenna Crys And Curses
The My Kitchen Rules producers were a tad naughty to try and increase the tension between Ashlee and Sophia and Joanna and Jenna by making them cook side by side tonight.
Everyone knows reality TV is manipulated but the problem is in this series you can see the puppet pulling the strings in most of the episodes.
Five teams were battling to stay out of the elimination episode. The first challenge was to cook something with “death and layers” said Manu. Was this a kill your own beast episode? Oh he meant “depth and layers”. They had to cook a warming winter meal in thirty minutes.
Just as they got their ingredients the teams were told to stop and that it was going to be a team challenge
Of course there was a twist to make it even less likely that an edible meal will be produced.
After they had collected the ingredients they told to stop the clocks and that the teams were to be split in two.
Ashlee and Sophia were hoping they were not going to have to cook with Joanna and Jenna saying “We don’t work well with children”. They may go too far at times but by God they come out with some great one liners with perfect comedic timing. Their comment on Jenna always crying was true too. She sobbed three times this episode.
Joanna and Jenna were in trouble as they were trying to make risotto in 30 minutes. Joanna immediately took charge and told Jenna to start chopping.
Chris and Sam again showed they were not a force in this competition making Salmon with an Asian Broth but putting in cornflour to thicken it. As you can guess their dish was judged a miss.
Dan and Stef cooked Spicy Prawn Wonton Soup and at one stage they were adding in a lot of sugar. However this sweetness even passed the Pete Evans test who thought the balance of flavours was perfect.
Ashlee were making Cauliflower Soup and they added in mustard instead have chilli to make it non-asian. They said it was the first non-asian dish they had made in the competition. I thought in the zoo challenge they made meatball subs. The judges liked the addition of the mustard.
The Bondi Boys made a Seafood Broth. I wish the editing suite would refrain from adding the lecture about what nutrients were in the food they were using. We get it, and if this is what the show SEVEN has signed Luke up for it will get irritating fast. He might be a nice guy, well they are getting a good edit, but not seeing much charisma from either Luke or Scott.
Smiley Sam and Dan have more camera presence as does Ashlee in my opinion.
Manu likes salt so even though Joanna thought the rissotto was over salted he thought it was fine.
Dan and Stef were declared safe and the other four teams had to duke it out in chocolate challenge.
Luke and Scott were freaking and decided to go the full enchilada making a Chocolate Chilli Mousse. Probably adding the chilli because it increases metabolism and boosts the immune system.
Joanne and Jenna were concerned that they did not work much with chocolate. What happened to Jenna’s dessert queen mantle?Doesn’t she work in a patisserie? They decided to make a Chocolate Eton Mess which meant making chocolate creme pastissier and sprinkling cocoa over it.
Ashlee and Sophia were making a Brownie and Salted Caramel layered cake with a chocolate truffle. They were having a disaster, as it took them awhile to work out why the brownie was not cooking as Ashlee forgot to put the flour in it. It had to be redone and Sophia was not happy and told her she was angry.
She was not the only one after Ashlee and Sophia told Jenna to stop opening their shared freezer, Jenna responded with a “F**k off”. Ashlee later said to camera “that was not very princess like”.
The problem for Ashlee and Sophia was they were just happy to have plated a dessert but the others had all cooked well. Chris and Sam were told their dessert was “quite perfect”. As was the Bondi Boys.
Jenna and Joanna were told theirs was great but did it fit the chocolate brief. However the standard rule in cooking shows if you break or stretch the rules if you cook a good dish it should get you through and it did. Ashlee and Sophia were put in the elimination challenge tonight against Andi and Josh. SEVEN have guaranteed that this episode will be high rating as people will be tuning it to see if the NSW team will be eliminated.