Peter Gilmore’s choice of ingredients from his Mystery Box tasked the contestants with cooking a dish in 75 minutes. After winning the advantage for the invention test over Arum and Diana, Tamara was given the choice of picking one of Peter’s three technical desserts, which were featured in previous pressure tests: his Guava and Custard Apple Snow Egg (from season 2), Eight Texture Chocolate Cake (from season 4) and Cherry Jam Lamington (from season 8). She chose his Cherry Jam Lamington, and the contestants had 60 minutes to make a dish inspired by the lamington. Eliza, Eloise and Sarah made the three best dishes and won the opportunity to cook for immunity. Callan, Arum and Nicole failed to recreate the flavour of the dish and were sent to the pressure test.
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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.