Live Blog: My Kitchen Rules – Grand Final And The Winner Is….
The mum’s from South Australia, Bree and Jessica, were the winners of season five of My Kitchen Rules. They beat Chloe and Kelly by two points to take home the $250,000 first prize, making the months they were away from their family worthwhile.
The teams had to make a five course meal with 20 serves per course. Jess and Bree’s menu was classic flavours with a modern twist. Their first course was Beetroot Carpaccio with Cured Salmon, followed by Open Scallop Salad, third course was Spiced Squab with Heirloom Carrost and Pomegranate Jus, 4th course was Ouzo and Tomato Braised Lamb with Wild Greens Potatoes and Consomme, and dessert was Deconstructed Rhubarb and Chocolate Tart.
The Western Australia girls can take heart that Manu said the morel sauce that went with their Veal Sweetbreads was the best sauce he had ever had on My Kitchen Rules. Their menu had a tad more risks in it. They started with a Caprese Salad where they made their own mozzarella cheese, followed by Confit of Trouth with a Broad Bean Pesto. Their third course was Veal Sweetbreads with Morel Sauce, followed by Pig Trotter’s Crepinette, and dessert was Rose Chocolate with Spiced Figs and Pistachio Ice Cream.
Bree and Jessica scored a nine from each of the judges taking their score to 54 out of 60 beating Chloe and Kelly by two points.
For the full run down on the finale read the live blog below.
Join the blog here to discuss live the My Kitchen Rules grand final. Apologies to those who are not on Eastern Standard Time.
7.35pm – The team work through the MKR kitchen but will they start cooking before 7.45pm or will it be filler and tears as the family and contestants are introduced?
7.39pm – Manu is wearing a purple velvet jacket – Matt Preston will be jealous. The teams talk about why they will win.
7.40pm – They are told they have to plate up a five course meal which will be over 100 plates in total.
7.41 pm – Bree and Jessica’s menu is modern twist on classic flavours. Their first course is Beetroot Carpaccio with Cured Salmon, Open Scallop Salad, third course is Spiced Squab with Heirloom Carrost and Pomegranate Jus, 4th course is Ouzo and Tomato Braised Lamb with Wild Greens Potatoes and Consomme, Deconstructed Rhubarb and Chocolate Tart.
Chloe and Kelly are making Caprese Salad for first course, Confit Ocean Trout with Broad Bean Pesto, Veal Sweetbreads with Morel Mushrooms and Pea Foam, Pigs Trotter Crepinette with Crispy Pig’s Ears, and Rose Chocolate with Spiced Figs and Pistachio Ice cream.
7.41 pm – They have two hours before they have to get the first course out.
7.51pm – OMG Chloe and Kelly are making their own mozzarella! This could be a disaster.
7.52pm – The Captain is there hope he gets some quips to camera.
8.02pm – And first course is up. In my opinion on looks alone Bree and Jessica’s looks better.
8.05pm – Liz Egan says Bree and Jessica’s dish is dancing on her palate. Manu is liking the horseradish cream. And Corinne is wondering where the avocado is (Joking).
8.06pm – Manu tells the judges they made their own cheeses. Guy Grossi thinks their Caprese Salad works.
8.10pm – An hour until the next course. Chloe and Kelly are Confiting their Trout. Jessica made the pasta shapes too small so is having to roll it out again.
8.15pm – Carly won’t be eating the pigs trotters to “babe” for her.
8.16 pm – Jessica starts crumbling “I am not coping”. Bree probably wants to slip her a Xanax.
8.20pm – Not sure what the point of the pasta or lasagne sheets are on Bree and Jessica’s Open Scallop Lasagne. Bree and Kelly’s Confit of Ocean Trout looks delicous.
8.21pm – Of course there is going to be bones in the fish as they talked about it over and over.
8.22pm – Liz Egan and Karen Martini smile politely at each other as the praise the delicate Scallop Lasagne.
8.23 pm – And we have bones in Guy Grossi’s trout. Uh oh. The other judges loved the crispy skin.
8.24pm – one hour until the next course and it is getting exotic. Bree and Jessica were making Squab with Heirloom Carrots and the WA girls are making Veal Sweetbreads and morels.
8.35pm – Jessica double dips into her vegetable puree.
8.36pm – Josh gets jealous as Kelly pumps out some pea foam.
8.40pm – Bree has a meltdown mid cutting up the squab and decides she needs to deal with the fourth course putting the lamb in different moulds. Jessica is plating up the Squab by herself.
8.41pm – The squab dish looks great on the plate or tile which it is plated on. Karen said the favours work exceptionally well together. Pete thought the carrots needed five more minutes in the pan and then says there is nothing to fault with this dish. What?
8.42pm – Colin Fassnidge said the sweet breads have blown me away. Karen was in love with the morel sauce. Manu said it was the best sauce he has ever had on My Kitchen Rules.
8.53pm – Jessica says she is using a biscuit base to her tart to give it a modern twist.
8.54pm – Kelly starts talking about bones in her pigs trotters which means one will be found on tasting. The meat looks yucko.
8.56pm – Jessica is getting uptight as their ice cream is too runny. Not sure why they left it so late to do it.
8.57pm – Chloe makes perfect ganache, Jessica has to throw hers away and start again. She is unravelling fast.
9.03pm – Neither of the mains look fabulous. Both look like big hunks of meat.
9.05pm – Judges start with the Pig’s Trotter Crepinette with Crispy Pig’s ears. Colin said this dish is my style of cooking. It is a stand out dish. Manu said full of flavour and techniques. Karen Martini said she thought there was a slight repetition of flavours. Liz thought the sauce was too salty.
9.07pm – The Ouzo and Tomato with Lamb with consomme also was well received. The judges loved the consomme. Liz said it was perfection. Not surprising the Greek twins loved this dish.
9.08pm – They have 45 minutes before they have to serve their dessert.
9.16pm – The chocolate ganache quenelles on Bree and Jessica’s plate looks like poop.
9.20pm – Not sure about Bree and Jessica’s Deconstructed Rhubarb and Chocolate Tart as deconstructed dishes always look a mess.
9.21pm – They try Chloe and Kelly’s Rose Chocolate with Spiced Figs dish first. Guy Grossi is really liking the dark bitterness of the chocolate. Colin likes that it is not too swet. Guy thinks the rose glass is not working for him.
9.23pm – Now it is on to Bree and Jessica’s Deconstructed Rhubarb and Chocolate Tart. Guy said all the flavours are sensational. Manu said it was a great dessert.
9.29pm – And they are getting ready to do the scoring this could go on awhile.
9.40 pm – Waiting for scores whilst Bree and Jessica say they are doing it for their families AGAIN.
9.47pm – Chloe and Kelly are being scored first. Karen Martini gives a 9, Colin an eight, Liz gives an 8, Guy Grossi a 9, Manu a 9, and Pete a 9. A total of 52 out of 60.
9.48pm – Bree and Jessica’s scores are: Karen Martini scores a 9, Guy Grossi a 9, Liz a 9, Colin, 9, Manu a 9 and Pete gave them a 9. They are the winner of 54 out of 60. Winning $250,000 should put them back on speaking terms.