After the success of Greta, Harry, Keiren, Steven and Tom, the remaining 45 contestants will battle it out tonight!
We start with 15 chefettes competing in the first challenge – Fast Food! They have 1 hour and 20 minutes to make healthy fast food – and the top four will go through to the top 20!
Georgia will cook sesame chicken with a lemon aioli and salad, Jade will cook sticky roasted ocean trout, over lemon grass with hand cut chips and lime mayonaisse.
Fintan will do a caramelized onion, fig and goat cheese pizza, Miraede will make wedges with salt and pepper squid while Marcus is making fish goujons and royal blue potatoes with homemade tartare sauce.
Oh dear Fintan is crying as his dough is a mess! Matt Moran and Anna jump in and are so very kind. Matt even gives him a pizza tossing lesson!
1 hr left! Alysha is making a Mexican style hot dog with salsa – with chorizo’s that are skinless and now is throwing in a milkshake as a bonus!
Ellie is making a morrocan style burger with chermoula and making her own bread! Heat 2 is over! They will called up 3 at a time!
1st – Alysha, the Mexican hot dogs and shake are a hit. Ellie, her burger is a success but more spice – but the bread is a winner. Gabriel made chicken fajitas with guacamole and Gary is impressed – but maybe more lime in the guacamole.
Next we have Evie with US style bbq ribs with chips and salad, the pork is cooked really well. Lucinda is presenting fish tacos with corn rolled in yoghurt and cheese?! The judges like it. Maddie makes a steak s’wich with green aioli and chips that the Matt thinks needed more seasoning.
Li serves a creamy chicken pie with chips that Matt likes, Georgia’s sesame chicken isn’t greasy and Jades trout looks amazing! She even pin-boned it! Jade is a defininate contender.
Marcus’s fish is moist and his tartare is to die for! Quoi has made a pizza with cranberry sauce and a garlic and herb bread. It has flavour is all the judges can say. Michael has also made a pizza – Spanish style with salad and Matt thinks the salad is the healthiest thing they have had all day.
Miraede, Jimmy and Fintan are up! Fintan 11, and his pizza are looking good. Jimmy made flatbread chips chicitto with hummus and salsa and the hummus is a bit firm. Miraede’s squid is a hit!
Now the 15 will become 4! Miraede has been chosen, next is Marcus, followed by Alysha and finally Jade – who’s mum is sobbing!
Heat 3 begins with 15 more contestants – it’s an ice cream challenge!
The contestants have 1 hr and 20 minutes to make their ice cream and the additions. The kids are in a winter wonderland – but Gary has to help out young Chandler.
Here are the dishes and judges comments
Caroline – Choc chip cookie dough ice cream with cookies and hot fudge – the judges love it and the presentation – a definate contender
Indigo – Indian kulfi with almond tuilles, silver leaf and rose petals – presentation is great.
Lochie – Apple and cinnamon pancakes – the vanilla bean ice cream is a hit
Dee – Banana and hazlenut praline parfait with lemon tuilles – he’s a funny one this Dee! – the judges love it
Zac – Chocolate wafers with strawberry coulis – The wafers are a bit thick though
Imogen – Lavender ice cream with shortbread – just told well done.
Kayne – Rum and raisin ice cream in a brandy basket with cream filled rasberries and choc sauce – mmmmmmm! It’s okay
Jimmy – Honey and eucalyptus cone stuffed with vanilla ice cream and lemon syrup – they think its clever
Bella – Honey spiced ice cream with a deconstructed baklava – WOW! A bit icy – but outstanding
Marnie – Pistachio and rosewater ice cream with sugar syrup – presentation is again mentioned
Lina – Choc ice cream with strawberry semifreddo – She’s only 8
Daisy – Toffee vanilla ice cream with a dark chocolate gooey pudding
Scott – Choc and banana ice cream with banana french fries -
Isis – Choc honeycomb ice cream sandwich – It’s delish!
Chandler – He has made a vanilla bean ice cream sandwich with choc ganache – the ice cream is one of the best.
The next four are Caroline, Dee, Indigo and finally Chandler.
The top 13 are:
Alysha, 12 WA
Caroline, 11, NSW
Chandler, 11, SA
Dee, 12, NSW
Greta, 12, WA
Harry, 12, WA
Jade, 10, QLD
Keiren, 11, VIC
Miraede, 10, SA
Steven, 12, SA
Tom, 11, NSW
This will be updated with more facts soon!
Junior MasterChef airs Sunday and Mondays at 7.30pm on Ten