Spare a thought for Masterchef contestants Harry Foster, Charlie Satori and Elise Franciskovic, who on Monday night faced the insane task of recreating Shangri-La pasty chef Anna Polyviou’s take on Eton Mess.
Ordinarily, the job of creating the dish – which is traditionally made up of meringues, cream and berries – wouldn’t seem too arduous.
But let’s not forget that this is Masterchef. and Polyviou’s dessert, dubbed Anna’s Mess, was naturally no ordinary recreation that could be made at home by mere mortal cooks.
Not your average Monday night dessert. Source: Channel 10.
Upon unveiling the domed creation, Foster dubbed the edible wonder "a pink Death Star".
One white chocolate dome filled with meringue kisses, raspberry curd, a white chocolate mascarpone mousse, strawberry coulis, financier sponge, graffiti painted dials, fresh fruit and baby basil was all they were asking for.
And at 74 steps later, the Eton Mess suddenly doesn't seem all that simple. It seems a little decadent even by Matt "cravats 'til I die" Preston's standards.