Five competitors on this week’s episode of Celebrity MasterChef (August 16) failed to reproduce one basic dish: the humble pancake. Only Way is Essex’s Megan McKenna, The X Factor’s Penny Lancaster, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Nabil Abdulrashid, The Great British Sewing Bee’s Patrick Grant, and Melanie Sykes, a TV presenter, joined them.
A Vietnamese street cuisine meal was presented to the celebrities, who had to guess the components and then reproduce it without a recipe. All of them, however, were defeated by the Vietnamese crispy pancake.
In the end, they were all unable to deliver the staple because they either created it too thick, too thin, too dry, or too wet “Like all large empires, it crumbled,” Nabil remarked of his endeavor. During the judgement, Judge Gregg Wallace said, “Nearly all of you were concerned about the pancake – and now I see why!” Melanie responded to Gregg and John Torode’s severe criticism by saying, “It wasn’t even enjoyable.”
It was a secret ingredient that the contestants had to use to create a meal. Megan’s trout “wowed” Gregg, despite the fact that she had no idea what kind of fish it was. As for Nabil, he had “never had to eat a cauliflower” before, but his Thai-inspired prawn and cauliflower dish astonished the judges.
First-round winners Melanie and Patrick were also able to make it through. While Patrick described his chocolate fridge cake as “something 5-year-olds would create,” the judges were nonetheless pleased.
Rod Stewart’s wife, Penny Lancaster, had a difficult start. she told me. It’s true, Rod’s chef is on hand. I didn’t have to be in the kitchen, he explained. It didn’t work out for Patrick’s deconstructed cheesecake, which the judge Gregg characterized as having the consistency of a “creamy, fruity pool.” To interfere with cheesecake wasn’t a good idea,” remarked the eliminated contestant. Celebrity MasterChef is a show on BBC One that features celebrity chefs. Using BBC iPlayer, you may catch up on earlier episodes of the show.