45 second left- Slothie needs to plate her S’mores. Justin is FANNING his dishes.
TIME IS UP. The Martie says “This better be delicious, otherwise I’m going home.” Alton asks Justin what the heck he was doing fanning his food and Justin explains that he was getting the excess powdered sugar off of his cookies. Which isn’t a bad tip. The contestants have 1 minute to present their dish.
Frenchie offers up a chocolate cupcake, topped with pancetta in a chili-graham cracker crust. It was inspired by her father’s cooking style of cleaning out the refrigerator and putting it all in one dish. Scott Conant comments that he took a bite- it was a perfectly balance bite and he doesn’t want to chance taking another bite. Bob comments that he really liked her energy.
Martie’s presentation begins, and ends with her rambling about her being old, and liking old fashioned things, and camp and kids and girl scouts and kumquats and Barbie’s Corvette and churning butter as a child in the 1890’s. Mark is like- you could have done this in 15 minutes, you did absolutely nothing with the graham cracker. Susie, and her bouffant hair, comments to Martie that she is constantly bringing her age and apologizing for it which only draws attention to the fact that she is older than the others. And Alton has just had enough- he makes her PLEDGE that she will never bring up her age in a presentation again.
Justin tells the judges that when he opened up his basket all he saw “someone telling me I can’t do something and I don’t like that.” His inspiration: Lunch Ladies and in particular, his favorite lunch lady, “Dolores” (notice lunch ladies always have some old lady name: Gertrude, Alice, Mildred, etc.) and that made him think of Dolores’s no-bake mash-up cookie. Whatever Justin is spewing, the judges are buying!!
Judson is not happy, it’s his time to present his cornbread cake. The cake is infused with a little bourbon… but one problem… his cake isn’t cooked. Regardless, his presentation is good- he wasn’t Preacher Pickle this time and the judges took note and said it was an improvement.
Team Bobble Head is up next. Their basket contains:
Reese’s Pieces, Popcorn, Coconut and Grape Soda
Where is the fresh mozzarella??
Bobble Head is irritated because those ingredients are horrible.
How are they supposed to make an Italian dish out of that?
What was she expecting in the basket? Proscuitto , basil, fresh mozzarella and a tiny little Italian guy making fresh pasta??? Has she SEEN Chopped? Every basket is a clunker- that’s the point. On a side note- every chef loves Grape Soda and that is a fact.
Ippy is making a Reese’s Pieces, Coconut, Mango “Tempoooooooooooora” (I think he is saying Tempura.)
20 minutes left- Linkie is feeling the pressure as she is the dessert queen. She is making a PB&J mousse.
Rock N Roll’s (Josh) spaceship has landed and he is just going to wing it. Shocking. Simply Shocking. Winging it has worked SO well for him in the past.
I pray the judges have no tastebuds
He’s making “like. a doughnut.” He takes the basics, flour, eggs, sugar and grinds up his reese’s pieces and then thinks “Hey, Let’s make this Asian!” So he adds a curried powder sugar, homemade caramel, toasted coconut, popped popcorn, candied ginger and then tosses in the kitchen sink. Martita comments that “Josh’s dish looks….complicated.” (read: gross) “I’m sure he knows what he’s doing.” Ohhhh, Martita, clearly you don’t know Josh. He has no idea what he’s doing.
Can we make hash brownies?
Yvan is making a Reese’s Pieces Bread Pudding topped with Caramel Sauce and Popcorn. That sounds like it could be delicious.
2 minutes: The judges are concerned with Ippy finishing. They need to be plating, NOW. 10 seconds left and Ippy is making everyone nervous. BUT he makes it. It looks like a concession stand imploded in a martini glass, but it’s done. He is disappointed in himself and for more than just his bad fashion choices.
Ippy, does Don Ho know you raid his closet?