|sorry for the fuzziness - it was the best I could snip!|
The final course pitted Emma, the young, budding pastry chef against the other crew-man for dessert. Emma ambitiously chose to make a lemon cheesecake. A move that won approval and awe from the opposition, but ultimately failed to carry the competition. Some small flaws in execution, which caused huge stress from the 19-year-old, still left a highly palatable dish that the judges enjoyed, but it was beaten by an extraordinary effort from the opposition. The professional created a deconstructed lemon tart that he presented in a stemless wine glass. The dish combined multiple textures and temperature with creamy lemon custard basing the dish and a reported tart and delicious lemon granita on top sandwiching a shortbread crumb and candied lemon peel. The presentation and execution were simply unbeatable.
No immunity pin and a rather dubious one point for the challenger who rather won by default in his round. Though by no means a win, I should state that there were not true disasters - unless you wish to qualify undercooked prawns as such. I would call it more of a minor error. The contestants put forth a fairly credible effort but they simply couldn't outdo the professionals, even with the lead time they were given.