Well, I can honestly say I'm quite shocked at the result tonight. According to Sportsbet Tim was supposed to be part of the final two (and I wasn't really happy about that) and I actually expected Tessa to go home today. Instead, the editor monkeys fooled me because everything seemed to be going brilliantly for Tim during the pressure test whereas Tessa was behind everyone else, nervous about making a dessert and in her first actual pressure test. Instead, she knocks it out of the park and it would appear that Tim's speed might be exactly what brought him undone. He's overachieved to get into the top four so I'm happy for him to go.
Meanwhile, I'm happy to have two to barrack for in the finals. I know people find Tessa dull but I have always liked her and I feel she's an excellent cook who I'd be happy to see win. Simon has really grown on me during the competition and I'd be just as happy if he won. Larissa - well, I don't dislike her as such but she'd be my third favourite to win. And I'm betting that means she will, knowing my luck!
I can't wait to see Larry's three-course menu for tomorrow. I'm thinking for entree we'll have a prawn and harissa sorbet, followed by tuna ice-cream with a pilchard tuile, a mandarin granita and chocolate rum sauce. For dessert we'll have a garlic bread parfait accompanied by pizza crumb and seasoned with anchovy cream. And no matter how revolting it all sounds, the judges will collectively burst into raptures. God, I hope I'm wrong!
As far as Sportsbet goes now,