After the Deliveroo Challenge, the Purple team – Depinder, Maja, Pete and Tommy went into the Pressure Test. For MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 42, judges Andy Allen, Melissa Leong, and Jock Zonfrillo invite chef Khanh Nguyen. Khanh will challenge these contestants with one of his most complicated dishes.
These four MasterChef Australia Season 13 contestants have to cook Nguyen’s Pork Wellington pastry which looks quite intricate. The contestants are excited but also quite nervous as the pastry has many layers and heaps of flavours in it. The contestants get 4 hours 15 minutes to cook the dish whose recipe is kept on their tables. The contestant who cooks the least impressive dish will get eliminated from the competition.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 42 has given us the longest Pressure Test Challenge of the competition so far. The contestants are worried as four hours is a lot of time, but there are also chances mistakes happening during the cook. Depinder and Tommy stay focus on finishing the dish and getting all the elements right throughout.
Pete also has a calm cook until he realises that he forgot to add cake to his pastry dough. He has no choice but to make the dough again, and it’s a tedious process. He keeps saying that he’s stressed but looks cool as a cucumber as he fixes the mess. As time runs fast, Maja starts feeling the tension and breaks down. MasterChef Australia Season 13 judge Melissa Leong encourages Maja and reminds her how she has returned to the competition and proved to all that she’s a superb cook.
Every contestant is determined to cook their Pork Wellington pastry like Khanh Nguyen. Their last one hour is full of thrill as they have to fill in the pastry with the meat and other elements. The pastry needs 45 minutes to cook perfectly from all sides. Depinder and Maja’s pastries look thick; hence the contestants in the gantry are worried for them.
During these 45 minutes of MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 42, Depinder, Maja, Tommy, and Pete have to start working on their vegetable dressing. They all speed up like robots as no one wants to say goodbye to the show so soon. Time is up, and the contestants get 15 minutes to plate their dish before serving them to the judges.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 judges and Khanh Nguyen love Pete and Tommy’s Pork Wellington. Nguyen and the judges think that Tommy’s pastry was 99% like the one he makes. Depinder’s pastry has the best filling, but the sides of her pastry were raw. Even her dressing was runny and salty. Maja’s pastry covering and the stuffing was raw as her pastry dough is very thick.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 judges have to decide between Maja and Depinder. As Maja’s dish has more flaws, she gets eliminated from the competition.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 42: What’s next?
In the next episode, the contestants will have to barter with each other to get the kind of Mystery Box they want to get in the Immunity Challenge.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 42 is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.