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By Christie Breen
Dumfries and West
Region gets behind Masterchef cook

A CASTLE Douglas woman has earned a place in the knockout stage of the popular Masterchef TV show.

Indonesian-born Endang Telfer moved to Scotland in 2000 with her husband, she has two grown-up children and decided to apply for the BBC show to bring Indonesian cuisine to a wider audience.

She said: “I rarely follow recipes but love reading recipe books for inspiration and will often adapt dishes using whatever ingredients are available locally. My husband and children are both my biggest fans and biggest critics.

“Our two children have started their own careers and the time just seemed right. It’s an opportunity to do something for me. I also really wanted to cook Indonesian food for John and Gregg.”

Since being the on the show the 51-year-old has received excellent feedback for her bold and spicy flavours which saw her through the initial audition and the quarter finals.

On Tuesday night’s show Endang sailed through the challenge, earning the opportunity to cook London restaurant Decimo under Michelin-starred Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias.

Endang will next appear on Masterchef on Friday May 19 at 8.30 pm on BBC One.

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