Funkingownit · 18/07/2015 06:33
I didn't get to see the last 10 minutes of Masterchef last night as the Iplayer is shit, but I saw them make a start on their desserts for the final challenge. AIBU to think that as amateur cooks, they wouldn't know how to make dishes such as keyline pie and chocolate fondant etc, without a fucking recipe? Rack of lamb, spuds and veg, sure. But cakes and things? I really don't think so. I feel like we're being deceived into thinking they're doing it all off the tops of their heads.
Also, I hate those finger condoms. What if a bit gets sliced off when cutting stuff? Not bright blue like the plasters, so condom rubber in the food. Boak.
BeansInBoots · 18/07/2015 06:36
I'm not watching it 'live' I'm about 10000 episodes behind, but I've often wondered about how they cook such dishes without recipes.
I think they must be allowed to research some of the tasks overnight, because sometimes the contestants make something then say they've never made it before.. But still
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Cheesecake1980 · 18/07/2015 07:04
My friend did MC but in a different country.
They were told the say before what they would have to cook. So had the evening to research.
They were allowed to take a recipe in with them but had to keep it hidden under the counter. Obviously the were not filmed checking the recipe.
Spartans · 18/07/2015 07:31
It's not filmed as its done.
They often mention that it turned out differently when they tried it at home.
I am also sure they are allowed longer than it says. Rylan managed to make some pasta from scratch in an hour. He mentioned it drying out, which should take longer. I think they prep then have an hour to do the last bits
froggyjump · 18/07/2015 10:43
I read an article on GBBO which said the contestants have to submit all the recipes and ingredients list for the whole series before they start at all, obviously with the weekly themes known in advance. so they do have loads of time to practice - I would assume Masterchef is similar.
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