Saturday 22 July 2017

MasterChef viewers cannot stop talking about that custard ravioli

By Francesca Gosling

We saw a whole lot of dishes as the series returned, but there was one that really got our attention.

MasterChef viewers have been left baffled by one hopeful’s attempt to make a custard ravioli in the first episode of the new series.

The ambitious offering turned out to be a flop after it was presented to former show finalists in the second round of the competition, with judge Jane Devonshire commenting dejectedly: “There’s no custard in my ravioli.”

Fans of the programme, which returned to BBC One on Wednesday, took to Twitter to share their confusion over contestant Lewis’ bizarre choice of dessert.

But the unfortunate dish provided culinary inspiration for some people…

The popular cooking series returned as long-standing hosts Gregg Wallace and John Torode put a fresh batch of eight contestants through their paces.

After they each prepared a dish from scratch out of ingredients found in the show’s makeshift market – a new challenge for this year’s series – five were put through to the next round.

The remaining hopefuls were then asked to create a two-course menu to wow three former MasterChef finalists, including last year’s winner, Jane.

Leanne hit the spot with her flawless frangipane tart, interior designer Maria impressed with her fish dish and wine marketer Jamie pulled off a savoury tarte tatin, earning all three a place in the competition’s first quarter-final on Friday.

MasterChef continues on BBC One with eight new contestants at 8pm on Thursday.

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