Chelsea New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker – Season 3, Episode 4
Yikes! What an episode… SO MANY DISASTERS tonight.
Quote of the night (yelled from couch) goes to ME. And to be honest I didn’t really say anything… it was just the sound I made when Alice dropped her cheesecake at the last minute. Oh man, there would have been tears if it was me.
The quick challenge tonight was interesting – is candy making baking? Does NZ’s hottest home baker need to be able to make Hokey Pokey? I think not BUT then again I make a brownie topped with Hokey Pokey so maybe maybe baby!
Fudge & Coconut Ice always seem like such easy things to make – I open up my edmonds cookbook and each time I seem to forget that I am terrible at it and valiantly try again. The ONLY time I’ve ever managed to make fudge was when I got a candy thermometer. Finally the guessing was taken away and no more bench tops covered in tiny puddles of “is it at soft ball stage yet” fudge crusting up all over the place. I know many people manage without a thermometer but I’m challenged :0(
Like the butter I left on the preheating oven (and then it dribbled all through the elements…) I softened towards Dean tonight. I’m hoping it wasn’t scripted or staged – he said really nice things to Mel. I wouldn’t have had the balls to get back in that kitchen with only 15 minutes!
I was sad to see Mel go tonight, but given her being saved from it last week and her fails tonight it seemed right. In response to the few tweeters and facebookians saying that Emily should have gone home because she had a 15 minute lesson and still failed – I disagree with you! I don’t think that a 15 min chat with a professional is going to fix what was essentially a time management fail. Despite it being undercooked and collapsing they still loved her idea and her flavours.
Much love to Mel and her Cheesecake Monsters 🙂
Mr OH THOSE EYES had a great night, happy to see him win an episode. He wins quote of the night with his “don’t show my crack on TV” line for sure. The judges quip about engineers having foundations cracks got a giggle too.
A few questions for those of you in viewer land:
1) Was that an induction cooker on Ben’s bench at one point? Or just a portable element?
2) Is that actually the Chelsea Sugar factory that they show shots of? The huge orange building?
3) What would YOU add to fudge to prove your innovation? I was gutted there was no Peanut Butter & Bacon fudge…. (goes to google to see if that is already a thing..)
Until next week!