A little while ago, I told you about my trip to the BBC Summer Good Food Show with Miele and showed you a video of me doing the Masterchef Invention Test, live on stage. Well today, I would like to tell you about the Cookalong that we did with Barney Desmazery. We had to make 3 dishes in 30 minutes live on stage. It was very scary. We had to make Chicken Masala Skewers, served with Za’tar Pitta bread with Strawberry and Hazelnut Tart for pudding. I have now had the chance to make the dishes again at home and have adapted to them to suit my taste.
I adapted the chicken masala skewers by turning it into masala chicken thighs and roasting them in the oven for 40 minutes. I think thigh meat is underused and has much more flavour than breast meat. You just need to let it marinade a bit longer that is all. The salad remains the same from the original recipe and the pitta breads have Za’tar (a middle eastern spice blend that can be purchased from Seasoned Pioneers) on them and a tiny bit of olive oil as well. Stuart and I really enjoyed this dish and I will definitely be making it again.
I adapted the Strawberry and Hazelnut Tart recipe by not adding any hazelnuts, as I do not like them. Therefore, this is my Strawberry and Toffee Tart. I used a ready made tart case, as I am not very good at making pastry at all. Its a bit messy but that is because I did not let the toffee sauce set on the bottom enough before putting the cream mixture on top. I will leave it to set a bit longer next time. I really liked the recipes I made on the cookalong and now I have made them again at home, I am sure that they will become regular family favourites. My nan and my cousin especially liked it
At the BBC Summer Good Food Show, we were given Masterchef aprons to do the invention test and the cookalong in, as modelled by me in the photo at the top of this post. Now, here is your chance to win one so that you can cook, in Masterchef style in your own kitchen. You can not buy white Masterchef aprons in the shops, only black ones. It is only the contestants that wear the white aprons. Therefore, if you win the apron, you will be in a exclusive number of people who have them. To win the apron, all you need to do is email me on email@example.com , answering the question below before 12noon BST on Wednesday 11th August 2010.
Which Year did the Original Masterchef, hosted by Lloyd Grossman Begin?
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This competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered and the winner will be announced tomorrow