As a team, Callan, Diana and Sam individually competed against one of three guest pastry chefs for immunity. By knife draw, Sam was pitted against chef Lauren Eldridge, Diana faced chef Angélique Pereto and Callan cooked against KOI Dessert Bar’s Reynold Poernomo (from season 7). In 75 minutes, Diana made a dark chocolate sorbet with orange sauce, Sam made a deconstructed black forest gateaux and Callan baked a layered sponge cake with fruits, jelly, toffee and chocolate ganache. In 60 minutes, Reynold made a mango cream with spiced pineapple and lemongrass ginger consommé, Angélique made a green tea dessert with coconut and raspberry, and Lauren presented a honeycomb with crème fraiche ice cream. While Reynold’s dessert scored 27 points, the judges felt Callan’s use of chocolate ganache was unnecessary and gave him 16 points. Diana’s dish was liked by the judges, but was criticized for being an inefficient use of the allotted time and lacking finesse, but Angélique highly impressed the judges with the creativity of her dessert, giving her a perfect score of 30 versus Diana’s 18. While Sam earned rave reviews for his dish, Lauren’s use of two simple elements and precision earned her high praise, and she won, 28-27.
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MasterChef Australia Show Summary
MasterChef Australia has a different format from that of the original British MasterChef and MasterChef Goes Large formats. Initial rounds consist of a large number of hopeful contestants from across Australia individually “auditioning” by presenting a food dish before the three judges in order to gain one of 50 semi-final places. Entrants must be over 18 years old and their main source of income cannot come from preparing and cooking fresh food in a professional environment.
The semi-finalists then compete in several challenges that test their food knowledge and preparation skills. In Season 1, the top 50 competed until 20 were left, with the final 20 progressing to the main stage of the show. From Season 2 onwards, 24 contestants progress. The contestants will then be whittled down through a number of individual and team-based cooking challenges and weekly elimination rounds until a winning MasterChef is crowned. The winner plays for a prize that includes chef training from leading professional chefs, the chance to have their own cookbook published, and A$250,000 in cash.