This was an episode to determine rankings for the Semi-Finals. Two challenges - whoever placed 1st will cook against 4th place, while 2nd and 3rd will face off against each other.
So firstly, teams had to cook a dish using an ingredient chosen by the jury - CHILLI!!! (I love chilli!!!
But the twist was that for the first 15 minutes, only one person can cook, and then they need to swap at the half-way mark and the other person will cook for the next 15 minutes.
The teams scored:
Carly & Emily (VIC) - 18
Leigh & Jennifer (SA) - 17
Megan & Andy (TAS) - 15
Nic & Rocco (SA) - 14
In the next round, teams were given creative freedom to produce any dish they liked, with a 90 minute time limit.
Leigh & Jennifer's massaman curry dish and Nic & Rocco's macarons blew the judges away, each collecting perfect 10s. As a result, the final scores were:
Leigh & Jennifer (SA) - 37
Carly & Emily (VIC) - 36
Nic & Rocco (SA)- 34
Megan & Andy (TAS) - 32
This means that on Sunday night, my two faves Leigh & Jennifer and Megan & Andy will cook off for a spot in the Grand Final. Then, on Monday night, Carly & Emily and Nic & Rocco will cook off for the second spot in the Grand Final. And Tuesday night is the finale (2hrs I think).
I hope it is an all-South-Australian finale! That would be epic!!! I want Megan & Andy to win, but after barely escaping elimination in virtually every round, I don't have much confidence in them, which is why I would like Leigh & Jennifer to win that cook-off and then take home the finale. I'm not a big fan of the two teams in the other Semi Final, particularly Carly & Emily.