The Great Australian Bake Off – Tart Week
It was all about the tarts and the Melbourne heat wave on The Great Australian Bake Off last night, with filming shut down after the signature bake as the tent was nearly 40 degrees.
First up the remaining contestant’s had to make a Tarte Tatin. Monique was the only one who made a traditional one and was praised for it. However judge Kerry Vincent told Mark after she tasted his with raisins and nuts that you should not mess with a classic.
However the judges gushed over Jonathan’s savoury lamb tartin. Dan Lepard told Jonathan that Georgian food was one of the most flavoursome of the Eastern European cuisines. Dan appears to like Jonathan but not sure he is that good looking. Maybe Dan just likes his intensity.
Monique and Jonathan were named as having the best tartin’s.
The technical bake was quiche lorraine and Jonathan decided to follow the recipe exactly. This might explain why he had a meltdown when Brandon took his grated cheese from the fridge.
To be honest he was right. Brandon who rushes things had grated his with the larger grater whereas his was finer. Also how Brandon could have accidentally taken it was a bit of mystery as Jonathan’s bowl was small and silver and his was large and glass.
Even though he had used some Jonathan grabbed it back off him.
He looked unhappy that Brendan won as he had incorporated his filling better whereas Jonathan had too much cheese on top.
Monique showed it is easy to go from heaven to hell in the space of one bake as she landed on the bottom.
The show stopper was for 12 miniature tarts six chocolate and six fruit tarts. Apparently Maria’s was the only one that hit the brief when it came to presentation with her delicate Mango tarts with meringue.
Mark’s brain exploded and it landed as a decoration on his plate where he had placed his tarts on fruit sauce on a plate. After clinging on in the competition by his finger tips since the start Mark was eliminated. Jonathan was named star baker of the week.
The Great Australian Bake Off on NINE on Tuesday’s at 8.00pm.