We now have our Top 5 for MasterChef Australia Season 13 – Elise, Justin, Kishwar, Linda and Pete. However, MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 57 is a Pressure Test, and one of them will say goodbye to the competition. Judges Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo, invite the dreamy looking chef Hugh Allen who has set the test for the cooks. Allen presents his intricate and stunning dish called Bottlebrush, Gumnuts and Billy Buttons which the contestants have to recreate.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 57 is called Pressure Test: Hugh Allen’s Bottlebrush, Gumnuts and Billy Buttons. The five contestants get three hours, 45 minutes to make the dish and 15 minutes additional to set the dish before tasting. One of the steps of making the dessert is tempering the chocolate. Pete has never tempered chocolate, so he’s worried about the same.
Every MasterChef Australia Season 13 Top 5 contestant face difficulties while cooking Hugh Allen’s dish. Some have to repeat the elements due to errors, and some lag due to their mistakes while following the recipe. Tempering the chocolate is a critical task, and everyone wants to get it right. The dish requires lots of techniques, concentration and proper measurements so that it replicates Allen’s dessert. The elements in the dessert are strawberry gum mousse, caramelised white chocolate mousse, and passionfruit sorbet. The contestant who struggles to keep up till the end is Linda.
It’s tasting time in MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 57. Pete, Justin and Elise impress the judges and Hugh Allen with their dishes. Their final dish not only closely resembles Allen’s Bottlebrush, Gumnnuts and Billy Buttons, it also tastes a lot like his dessert. Linda and Elise both have issues with their final dish. Linda mixes the wrong colour to her glaze, making the main element look bright green in the end. Linda’s dish is also not rightly balance; the chocolate mousse wasn’t perfect and lacked the right flavour. Hence, the contestant gets eliminated from the competition.
The former MasterChef Australia Season 13 contestant has sweetly described her MasterChef journey on her Instagram page. Linda wrote, “My masterchef journey would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the support of my hubby @fatgtr Thank you so much for all the love and support and for looking after our little ones whilst I was away. Love you and the kids to the moon and back ❤❤❤.”
She added, “My family and friends who gave up their time and bent over backwards to help Dave with the kids as well as the immense support I received, honestly without you guys, my journey would not have been possible so thank you, thank you, thank you ❤❤❤ To my three amazing mentors, whom I regard very highly of and have very high respect for, @zonfrillo @fooderati @andyallencooks thank you so so much for believing in me and for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity. Thank you for your encouragement, guidance, support and most of all, your constructive feedback which helped me grow and improve every single day. From the bottom of my heart, thank you very very much.”
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 57 Review: What’s next?
We now have Top 4 contestants who are getting closer to the finale. The next episode is a Duel Challenge, and one contestant who makes the best dish will directly enter the Top 3.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 57 is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
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