Masterchef Australia – The Black Forest Gelato Challenge Sends Two More Home
The way the commenting was going last night it looked like the episodes plot line was going to be Kelty stuffing up and Jules coming in to save the day.
Surprisingly it did not go that way.
Tonight the remaining contestants who were trying to get back in the competition and the ones going for an immunity pin were placed into three teams of four.
It was a three hour relay challenge where they had to make a Black Forest Gelato set by Nick Palumbo. Also they had to make it in a freezer.
Dan kicked it off for the red team which consisted of him, Noelene, Jules and Kelty. He ended up puting the semi-freddo in the wrong mould. Lucky for him Gary and Nick came in and pointed out his mistake. Gary Mehigan said “Good job we came along”. Interesting they did not look at the other teams semi-freddo.
Rishi on the yellow team was like a machine and gave his team a great start, conversely Neha for the blue team was slow out of the blocks. Vern, Xavier and Nicky were looking frustrated.
The second member in was Liliana for the yellow team, Noelene for the red team, and Nicky for the blue.
They were cooking in a thermonix which I had thought were virtually fool proof. Liliana was solid setting up he chocolate fondant gelato for Samira. Samira had a disaster.
When she poured the chocolate gelato in the ice cream maker she did not turn it on properly. This meant their structure was very wonky indeed.
Kelty was third to cook for the red team also mucked up the chocolate gelato by not waiting for it to get down to two degrees. He then did not split it into two ice cream churners. Again this meant it did not set properly in the moulds. There is a recipe for a reason.
Verne whose team was a bit of a mess showed he was competent by working like a machine and catching with the other teams. In fact they were doing so well that by the time it was the last ten minutes and the others were allowed into help assemble it, the blue team had finished.
Jules with her “I better fix these dickhead’s face on” could not overcome both Dan and Kelty’s mistakes and when the gelato was cut the semi-freddo started melting immediately.
The yellow team had to put a chocolate dome on their bottom as the gelato was so soft. George praised their ingenuity saying you had to do this in the restaurant industry. Whereas Matt said it looked different from the original.
In the end it was the red team sent home with Jules looking devastated she was out of the competition again and this time because of her team mates.
This means Xavier, Nicky, Liliana or Samira will get back in. None of these will threaten the current top ten.