night’s episode of MasterChef SA, the remaining 25 contestants arrived at the Nirox Art
Foundation set in The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site to their own gas
Weber and cooking station set up along the banks of the river. All looking slightly bewildered, the judges
revealed the challenge: Create a breakfast dish that reflected the inspiration
they took from their surroundings in the beautiful gardens.
Seline from Mahikeng was less than thrilled.
“I don’t like breakfast. I don’t eat
breakfast. I don’t cook breakfast,” she
revealed to the cameras. Although many
of the remaining 25 looked thrilled, judge Benny warned that if they were
planning to serve scrambled eggs on toast, it better be the best scrambled eggs
on toast the 3 judges have ever tasted.
food blogger Kamini felt the pressure, exclaiming “Panic at the disco!” before
joining the rush to the pantry to collect her choice of ingredients.
contestants were given 60 minutes to plate a tasty breakfast that would impress
the judges enough to make it through to the top 16. They each fired up their gas braais and got
hard at work.
Jason from Cape Town was looking very pleased as he secured a pack of trout,
and the 19-year-old student Khumo was instantly drawn to a snoek and apricot
jam which she thought would make the perfect flavour combination.
break-down of the day came from Zane (35), a carpenter from Durban. After reaching his work station with a
basketful of ingredients, inspiration failed him and he went completely
blank. But Zane wasn’t the only
casualty, when, over at his work station, Sherwyn had decided to attempt a
breakfast soufflé but struggled to control the temperature of the Weber.
inspiration from the beautiful gardens turned out easy for some, but for others
the pressure was just too much, as was revealed during the tastings. The knack of creating food that tastes and
looks just as good failed 9 of the contestants, and one by one, apron’s were
taken off and handed in.
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