Zumbo Pressure Test Challenge— Alvin, Julie, Dulan and Max faced a difficult pressure test set by pastry chef Adriano Zumbo. They had four hours and 30 minutes to recreate his technical chocolate dessert Polly Want a Waffle, with the chocolate feathers already prepared for them. Julie’s and Alvin’s desserts were near-perfect, with the latter’s dish being the dish of the day, and they were safe, putting Max and Dulan in the bottom two. Max’s waffle layers were set well, but his marshmallow was problematic. Dulan, who struggled and fell behind early in the cook, rushed to make his layers and his dish was imbalanced, which sealed his elimination.
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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.