'Be Our Chef': The Robbins take the lead with their Queen of Hearts-inspired spicy raspberry chocolate tart
While the Robbins opted for a raspberry chocolate tart, the Perez's experimented with Match for their Mad Hatter cupcakes. Even though both faired well, there had to be only one winner
Disney Plus returned with yet another exciting episode of the family cooking competition show 'Be Our Chef' and it has only gotten better. The Robbins and Perez families have been tasked with a dessert challenge, in which they will have to create sweet treats inspired by 'Alice In Wonderland.'
While the Robbins opted for a raspberry chocolate tart, the Perez's experimented with Match for their Mad Hatter cupcakes. Even though both faired well on taste and presentation, there had to be only one winner.
The Robbins designed their dessert around the Queen of Hearts' story arc. They plated two tarts — one was sweet and creamy while the other was spicy and had chili in it. Chef Amanda, who was invited over to judge the dishes, found the combination interesting. However, she had an issue with the ganache.
"But one thing I noticed, instead of being very smooth and creamy, like ganache usually is, it has a little bit of texture. And ganache is typically supposed to be very, very smooth," Amanda commented but also added that it was "overall, delicious."
Ganache is basically a glaze made from chocolate and cream for pastry fillings or icing. It takes time to whip up a ganache with perfect consistency and given the tight deadlines that the families were working under, this is a slip-up that can be ignored.
The Perez family, although nervous at first, were relieved when chef Amanda nodded as she appreciated the taste and flavor of their tea cupcake. She thought combining raspberry and matcha was a good idea and definitely "a unique combination."
However, she did pick on the dryness of the cake. "So, my overall thoughts are: I love the whimsy of the presentation and I really like the concept of the tea-cupcake in the teacup. I feel like everybody associates a tea party with Alice in Wonderland, so I really like your theme," she praised the family.
She added that maybe the texture needed a bit more work. However, in the end, the Robbins took the cake. They bagged a second win and took the leading position in the competition.
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