This week the focus is on desserts.

Last week, despite his enthusiasm and best efforts at the dinner party and mystery box task, Kamal Ibrahim was asked to leave the MasterChef kitchen.

Remaining in the competition are RTÉ Newscaster, Aengus Mac Grianna; model, TV presenter and Columnist Yvonne Keating; Olympic Athlete David Gillick, Writer and Producer Maia Dunphy, Irish Times Consumer Affairs Correspondent Conor Pope; and RTÉ Sports Presenter, Tracy Piggott.

In tonight’s episode, having reached the halfway point of the competition the six cooks will receive a Dessert Master Class from world renowned Pastry Chef Claire Clark.

Claire Clark has had a career encompassing time spent at some of the most prestigious restaurants and hotels in the world. Claire has gained many medals for the British Olympic culinary team and was one of the youngest examiners for City and Guilds advanced Pastry.

In 2005 Claire gained a place at the legendary French Laundry in California under the watchful eye of Thomas Keller. The French Laundry was the first American restaurant to obtain three Michelin Stars.

In recognition of the commitment to her craft Claire was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours list in July 2011.

Claire will demonstrate to the cooks, step by step, how to craft her Retro Summer Trifle. Following the demonstration the cooks will have to replicate the complex dessert for Claire and Nick.

The next day the cooks, having taken inspiration from what they learned from Claire, will take a trip down memory lane as they are asked to create a dessert from their childhood that holds fond memories for them .

The cook that fails to impress Nick and Dylan will lose their apron and leave the MasterChef kitchen.

MasterChef Ireland wish to thank Coppingers and Kal for all their assistance in the making of this programme

www.kal.ie

www.coppingers.com



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