His abilities on the grill are legendary, but it was a hard-to-pronounce dessert that earned Reid Briggs a spot in the pinnacle 10 on MasterChef Junior remaining week.
Briggs stated he “went outdoor his wheelhouse” to create a cookies-and-cream pannacotta, a molded Italian dessert crafted from sweetened cream and gelatin.
“I desired to show them that now not simplest changed into I excellent at home cooking and grilling, but that I can bake, too,” he said. “It felt exquisite.”
His dish won the Mystery Box Challenge on Tuesday’s episode, and his pronunciation – “Panna colada” – won chuckles and correction from choosing Gordon Ramsay.
The win gave Briggs immunity from removal, and he also received the opportunity to “shop” his friend and fellow contestant Aaron Smith. That assured young Georgia cooks the primary two spots some of the show’s top 10 competitors.
“I experience absolutely proper approximately it,” Briggs stated.
His first-rate episode to this point got here after a low factor at some stage in the preceding week when Ramsay intercepted uncooked chicken before it can be served to campers during a team task. Briggs, who became one of two crew participants responsible for grilling the bird, became visibly disenchanted.
“It was ninety levels, I became cooking on high and there were 102 portions of chicken,” stated Briggs, who become pulled apart with the aid of judge Christina Tosi.
“She stated, ‘What’s the matter? Come on, permit’s get this completed,’” Briggs stated. “I stated, ‘I’m no longer feeling true. I’m hot and I’m careworn.’”
After a pep talk from Tosi, Briggs and his crew finished sturdy to win the assignment after which cooled off on a slip and slide. Briggs’ signature hat went down the slide without him – on Ramsay’s head.
“I requested him to keep it for me and he positioned it on his head backward,” said Briggs.
The hat now hangs on deer antlers in his room, “like a trophy.”
Briggs, Smith and the relaxation of Season 7’s pinnacle 10 contestants can be lower back in the saddle Tuesday at nine p.M., while a new episode of MasterChef Junior airs on Fox.
“I sense first-rate,” Briggs stated. “ I didn’t realize I could make it this a ways, so I’m like, ‘Let’s pass all the manner now!’”