RECAP | MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA elimination #2 is Dee Williams
MasterChef Australia Elimination #2. Dee Williams, Victoria, 37, Office Manager.
Melbourne office manager Dee Williams has been eliminated from MasterChef Australia, just days after cooking alongside Curtis Stone for a guaranteed immunity pin.
After failing to impress in yesterday’s surprise Invention Test elimination, Dee cooked alongside Yossra and Nicole for her place in the kitchen, attempting to recreate Darren Purchese’s Bombe Alaska. With a history that goes back 150 years, this dish boasted a chocolate brownie, and featured salted caramel ice cream with flecks of chocolate, mandarin sorbet, and an Italian meringue.
Dee struggled early in the cook, and 45 minutes down her ice cream was thick and gluggy after adding too much stabilizer.
Stressed and emotional, at one moment she left her bench to take a break, unsure if she would be able to complete the dish. She rallied and kept herself in the game, thrilled to finally produce her own Bombe Alaska.
When the judges tasted her dish she admitted she was proud to have put up a dish to taste. Her biggest concern was her salted caramel ice cream, and she hoped in her rush to remake it that it had time to set properly. Despite her dish being well balanced visually, the judges found the sponge was heavy, dry and biscuity, and the ice cream overly eggy. The mandarin sorbet had sunk so was not evenly distributed in the dessert, and the decision was clear.
The trio returned to the tasting room where Dee was announced as the second contestant eliminated from the MasterChef kitchen.
Since leaving the MasterChef kitchen, Dee has completed work experience at Om Nom Kitchen. She’s also working on a YouTube channel called Dee-licious providing recipe tutorials and tips.