Masterchef Australia – Is Rishi Unbeatable At This Stage?
Rishi had the advantage last night as he is about the only contestant who can read a recipe that is not in a 4 Ingredients cookbook.
The Heston Blummenthal recipe for the Jubilee Trifle was complex and long. That is why they were split into three teams with two hours to complete it in. Rishi was bossing around his team mates Christina and Daniel around, probably related to the scientific boner he got when he saw all the beakers foaming when he walked in, and then Heston on top of that! For those who don’t know Rishi is an organic scientist.
The dish did need someone to take the lead. Kelty appear to be the bossy one of the red team. His team mates were Lynton and Samira. Whereas there appeared to be no one taking the lead on the girls team of Lucy, Emma and Noelene.
Props to Noelene for being the only one not to fan girl over Heston, in fact she asked him to get the cream for her out of the fridge. Noelene was in a bit of a flap not working out that the dairy goods might be in the fridge! At one stage it looked like Lucy was going through early menopause she was hot flushing so much.
She was making the strawberry jelly bottom and was concerned it was not going to set which would mean the saffron custard would leak through it which it did. This occurred for the red team as well, but not for the yellow team.
Rishi had read the recipe and told Daniel to cook it longer to get the desired consistency. Theirs was perfect except for Daniel’s rose petals.
The red team was good except Kelty had mis-read the Strawberry Jelly ball recipe and had not put in a enough gelatine.
In the end the yellow team won and they will get the opportunity to win an immunity pin for each of them. Happy that Christina and Rishi may be able to a pin, not so happy that Daniel may get one.