MasterChef Tues – Kirsten Tibballs

Queen of chocolate and guest chef Kirsten Tibballs reveals that, for the pressure test, the contestants must create her wow-factor dessert, the meljito.

You can watch a video how to of her making it on Insta – and, yes – dome moulds are involved.



  1. I don’t like these pressure tests. They’d be interesting and fun to watch if contestants were given a reasonable amount of time to make the 187-step dessert, but the time limit is usually something ridiculous like 2 hours.

    I think I’ll watch Who Do You Think You Are and Insight. But I might switch over during ads to watch Simon struggle, because I think he will.

    Laura is not cooking tonight. I think she is a nasty little snot and she gets more unlikable as the series progresses.

    • The viewing on ABC2 tonight was stellar, It $hat all over this.

      Emelia got this in the baguette. I’ll watch the encore just to watch Simon try and put that thang on a hibachi.

  2. Let’s have a look at that bad boy.
    Straight down the guts.
    Why can’t Mel narrate this instead of Andy?
    I’m in awe of the technical ability involved but can’t say I would ever order a watermelon dessert.

    • I watched the first few minutes to see details of that bad boy. Once it was cut, I don’t think it looked very appetizing, more a mish mash of stuff. Not a fan of white chocolate, so I won’t miss this ep.

      • It could be the pandemic talking but I would just rather see a delicious-looking family size dessert. Like Simon’s gallette or one of Poh’s cakes. Give everyone a do whatever you want dessert challenge with a decent time allowance – like two hours

  3. Emelia is getting 80 per cent of the air time because she is the only one who really knows what she is doing. She is in her element. I appreciate how supportive Kirsten is of the contestants

  4. And in a surprise to no one, “Meelsie” wins. Kirsten says it was faultless.
    It is the first time she has ever won immunity. Brendan gets a highly commended.
    No participation awards for Khanh and Simon?

  5. Where did Jock get that suit from? The upholstery department? The horse blanket section?

    I don’t like chocolate, so the dessert did not appeal to me at all. The sheer amount of white chocolate they each needed was sickening. Nope, never ordering that. And surely a madeleine has a distinctive shell-like shape – it’s not just the cake mix, but the shape of the tin which is what makes it a madeleine. I can see the French being incandescent with rage 🙂

    On the other hand Reece and Jess doing the fantastic Brendan Fan Club dance was great 🙂 And Kirsten Tibballs was so lovely and helpful to everyone – unlike Jock who just kept saying stuff like “You look really frazzled” – about the most unhelpful thing you could say to someone already under pressure. Knob.

    Emelia was cool, calm and collected throughout and deserved the win.

    Tomorrow’s episode looks like a tear fest – maybe I’ll skip it as that sort of thing gives me the willies.

  6. Very obvious who was going to win immunity. I enjoyed watching Emelia work and the win was well deserved. I like when Kristen Tibballs is a guest judge. She is always supportive and kind.

  7. I agree Smythe – she is a really good guest judge – pleasant and helpful! I just wasn’t super interested in the challenge, as it wasn’t something that I thought I would like to eat. I hate white chocolate though, so that might have been unduly influencing me.
    No one else came close – Emelia was clearly the only one. She is getting such a positive edit lately!
    I wonder how much Covid will alter Masterchef – clearly no public events or mass gatherings.

  8. I also don’t like white chocolate but for the fancy dessert, you can do wonder with white chocolate. They can be colored.
    I won’t be making this. Just imagine how much wastage. Just dip the white chocolate shell in a big bowl of white chocolate. What are you doing to do with the rest?
    Same with those mirror glaze. Its lovely but so much wastage

  9. I, too, am a white chocolate hater. So I looked it up.
    14% of people prefer white chocolate.
    They are all wrong.

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