Masterchef Australia – Ben Turns Up His Nose At His All Girl Team
It was a sweet episode with Edward and Margaret celebrating their 60th anniversary by renewing their vows and also getting a free wedding reception courtesy of Masterchef. So they had to have Gary, George and Matt at the bridal table but Margaret looked like she was having the time of her life.
Things were not so happy out in the kitchen where the two teams had to produce a three course meal including a two tier cake.
Ben for some reason seems to think Jamie and Emelia are the good cooks of the competition and he was not happy when he had been put on the red team with Tash, Renae, Georgia, Amy, Laura and Kira. He was then appointed captain of the red team and his control freak nature took over.
Not sure why he thought being on a team with Byron, Jamie, Tracy, Brent, Emilia, Colin and Sarah would be better. Byron had to be team captain as he was the only one who had not been in that role. It only took until main course before he was sidelined to cleaning up. Seriously if he was a deckhand on a ship that was sinking you would be worried.
Red team had to make a seafood entree and a chicken main and the blue team had to cook a vegetarian entree and a beef main.
The red team was making a John Dory entree which created conflict. Gary told them they should simplify the dish and they decided to not put the potato on the plate, but when George finally decided to turn up he scolded them for not having enough on a plate. Amy who had been harassing Ben about put the potatoes on the plate was finally vindicated as a quick dressing was made for them and they were put on the dish.
I am liking Amy more each episode she is not afraid to say what she thinks, and quite rightly was pissed off with Ben for being so dismissive of her. The classic was when Ben told her to get yoghurt from the fridge and she asked why he growled “I’ll tell you when you get back”.
Their entree was the biggest entree ever and Gary liked it but thought the salad looked better then it tasted.
The blue team made Pumpkin Ravioli with Potato and Leek Soup, the judges thought it was delicious probably because there was so much cream in it.
The blues main was a disaster of Beef Cheeks, Fillet Beef and Parsnip Chips. To be fair they did have the handicap of losing Brent 20 minutes before the start of serving the entrees as he was sick, so were one man down. However there was no jus and Sarah had to quickly cobble one together. As Matt said if you can’t saying anything good about it don’t say anything thing at all. It must have been bad.
The red teams chicken roulade had been over sauteed in the frypan, courtesy of Ben, and Kira looked a tad pissed off. It is a tad unclear why she did not do that part of the cooking as well considering she had made all of the Chicken Roulades stuffed with pine nuts and currents.
However the judges still liked the dish which was served with a pumpkin puree. However they did say the chicken was overcooked.
Tash and Georgia were the cake makers for the red team and Colin and Emelia were doing the cake for the blue team. They had had only four hours to make and decorate.
Emelia had taken charge of the blue team cakes relegating Colin to be her helper and she made clear to camera that Colin had made the sponge but it was to her recipe and she thought he would be able to do that. The sponge was judged to be too eggy. But that was not their only problem as the white chocolate ganache stuffed up and she then decided to cover the cake with whipped cream. This also was criticised as you could see the cake through the cream at some points. However her decorations with the roses did look fantastic.
The red team of Tash and Georgia did the more traditional wedding cake with a fondant icing and two different cake layers. The bottom was vanilla with a berry cream filling and the top was a lemon and almond. With the blue team winning the entree and the red team the main, it was Tash and Georgia’s cake that gave the red team the win.
Ben then gave a condescending speech saying he was happy with the girls at that point one of the girls should have slapped him.
Tonight a favourite goes home. My money is on Byron surely he can’t survive much longer?