7:30pm Friday, July 27 on Prime
Tonight it’s an encore screening of the Junior MasterChef Grand Finale episodes, played back-to-back as a two-hour special! Who will be Australia’s next Junior MasterChef? It’s a battle that will come down to the wire between 11 year-old Greta and 12 year-old Jack, as the top 20 contestants come back to cheer on their friends. However, before the serious cooking commences, it’s time for bit of fun in the MasterChef Kitchen. The eliminated contestants are split into two teams for one last challenge – a Pressure Test cook off with a twist!
The Remote Control Chef challenge is back, only this time the stakes are higher. Matt cooks for Team 1, while George cooks for Team 2 and the eliminated contestants have the daunting task of directing their respective chefs who are blindfolded and can’t see a thing. In this chaotic cook off, both teams are asked to make Tournedos in a Madeira Sauce with Black Truffle and Chanterelles… in just 20 minutes. Then the serious competition kicks off when Greta and Jack arrive to face two overwhelming challenges.
In each challenge, their dishes are marked out of 50 and the contestant with the highest score at the end of the second challenge will take out the title of Australia’s Junior MasterChef. Their first challenge is an Invention Test that sees Greta and Jack make an original dessert using fruit as their core ingredient. The dishes are judged by George, Gary, Matt and Anna and also by the Queen of Desserts, Donna Hay. The next challenge has our final two contestants totally overwhelmed. In a Pressure Test cook off, Greta and Jack have to replicate Tetsuya’s Steamed Tian of Queensland Spanner Crab with Bean Curd, Water Chestnuts and Junsai in just 80 minutes.