Episode guide

Rachel's Favourite Food

Series 1

Rachel's Favourite Food

  • The Italian Job - Easy Entertaining

    Rachel Allen prepares goat's cheese, honey and rocket salad, pasta with spicy sausage, tomato and rosemary gremolata sauce, and chocolate pudding.

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  • Summer Lunch

    Busy mum Rachel Allen makes the perfect summer lunch, featuring tomato and mozzarella salad, tapanade toasts, poached salmon and Hollandaise sauce and new potatoes.

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  • Formula One Lunch for Boys

    Thirtysomething mother Rachel Allen once again rolls up her sleeves to prepare some quick and delicious dishes while the lads watch sport on the telly.

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  • When the Boat Comes In

    Dance little fishy, on a little dishy... It's a focus on fish as Rachel Allen prepares mussels steamed in coconut milk with lime and coriander.

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  • Chilli Night

    Mother of two Rachel Allen prepares a classic from the 1970s, chilli con carne, with rice, tacos, sour cream, grated cheddar and coriander.

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  • An Indoor Picnic

    Rachel Allen offers some interesting ideas for an indoor picnic with lamb with raisins and pine nuts, butter beans with rosemary, spicy pitta wedges and aubergine.

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  • Oodles of Noodles

    Rachel Allen prepares Thai coconut soup with bok choi and rice noodles, Japanese chicken and udon noodle soup, and Vietnamese prawn salad.

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  • Vegetarian Food for Everyone

    Imaginative vegetarian food on the quick including spiced toasted nuts and seeds, onion bhajis, dhal with chilli and garam masala mashed potato.

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  • Great Family Meals

    Rachel Allen's quick meals include pea and coriander soup, nutty scones, quick-roast chicken with roasted vegetables, and a spicy roast chicken alternative.

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  • Sunday Brunch

    Rachel Allen's quick dishes including pancakes with maple syrup, scrambled egg with smoked salmon, 30-day muffins, tropical fruit salad, and mango and banana smoothie.

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  • Comfort Food

    Rachel Allen with some great comfort-food recipes, including risotto with wild mushrooms, Ballymaloe Irish stew, chicken and bacon casserole, and a hot lemon pudding.

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  • Children's Birthday Party

    Rachel Allen's here with some old-fashioned birthday party favourites to keep the children happy, including toad in the hole, and a foolproof birthday cake.

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  • Winter Sunday Lunch

    Rachel Allen's lunch for a winter afternoon, including parsnip and chorizo soup with soda foccacia, lamb shanks with barley, and apple and blackberry crumble.

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Rachel's Favourite Food for Friends

Series 2

Rachel's Favourite Food for Friends

  • Romantic Dinner for Two

    The fab show with easy-to-follow recipes and handy tips. Rachel Allen kicks off the series with a romantic meal for two, including oysters and a Flirtini.

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  • Midweek Dinner Party

    The inspiring cookery programme featuring easy-to-follow ideas for food. TV chef Rachel Allen presents time-saving recipes perfect for a midweek dinner party.

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  • Summery Foods

    Rachel Allen's menu for a summery lunch is designed to banish the winter blues - a variation on the Caesar salad, roast fish and a strawberry tart.

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  • Girls' Night In

    Rachel suggests some tasty dishes that don't require much preparation, including antipasto, chicken liver pate, Asian pork salad, and meringues with raspberries.

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  • Curry Night

    Forget the takeaway - Rachel prepares a lamb korma curry and Thai red prawn and butternut curry with Turkish flatbread, raita, tamarind chutney and poppadoms.

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  • Party Food

    Rachel Allen turns her hand to party food, including smoked trout and avocado crostini, chicory, blue cheese, pecan and cranberry salad, and almond shortbread.

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  • Christmas Party Food

    Fabulous Christmas party fare including smoked trout and avocado crostini, blue cheese, pecan and cranberry salad, spicy lamb meatballs and orange mince pies.

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  • Chocolate Heaven

    One for all you chocoholics as Rachel prepares a rich chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate truffles with brandy, white chocolate and cranberry cookies.

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  • Sunday Lunch

    Easy-to-follow recipes and handy tips for entertaining guests and friends. Rachel Allen serves up Sunday lunch ideas, including chicken with mushrooms and marjoram.

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  • Big Family Lunch

    Inspiring recipes for magnificent meals from Irish chef and practical mum, Rachel Allen. Great ideas for family lunches, including cauliflower and cheddar soup.

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  • Time for Tea

    Rachel rustles up a tea time spread, including cheese and onion tartlets, coffee cake, almond tartlets, fruit madeira cake, marmalade gingerbread and shortbread.

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  • Formal Dinner Party

    Cookery programme with easy-to-follow recipes. Rachel Allen presents recipes for a formal dinner party, including fillet of beef with red wine glazed shallots.

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  • Indoor Barbecue

    Cookery programme with chef Rachel Allen. Rachel prepares some tasty barbecue fare, including tandoori chicken, lamb with a herb marinade and prawns with ginger.

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Rachel's Favourite Food at Home

Series 3

Rachel's Favourite Food at Home

  • Dining Alfresco

    Mother of two Rachel Allen prepares a classic from the 1970s, chilli con carne, with rice, tacos, sour cream, grated cheddar and coriander.

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  • Easy Family Meals

    Rachel Allen prepares some of her own family's fave dishes - broccoli soup with parmesan toasts, oven baked risotto verde, and upside-down rhubarb and ginger cake.

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  • Picnic Food

    Rachel mixes some good old traditional picnic fare, jam tarts and ham and egg pie, with some more exotic things such as Spanish frittata with chorizo and feta cheese.

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  • Food for a Crowd

    Cooking for large numbers doesn't have to be stressful. On offer are chicken pilaf with green salad, Asian salmon, beef stir-fry and baked meringue with fruit.

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  • Food for Children

    Rachel's ideas for healthy kid's food include meatballs and tomato fondu, chicken goujons with homemade tomato ketchup, cheese quesadillas and chewy seedy bars.

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  • Home Cinema

    Great TV dinners such as stuffed baked potatoes, lamb samosas, specially toasted sandwiches, and amaretti ice cream with a hot sauce. All you need now is a good film!

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  • Dinner Party

    Easy-to-follow recipes from Rachel Allen. On the menu: asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, green leaf and pea soup, lamb tagine and a chocolate, hazelnut and caramel tart.

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  • Hearty Breakfast

    Ideas for the most important meal of the day, including granola, banana and peanut butter muffins, scrambled eggs, and pancakes with bacon and maple syrup.

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  • Sweet Celebrations

    Some sweet recipes from Rachel Allen that will certainly tempt you, including porter cake made with Guinness and chocolate, and almond cake with rhubarb cream.

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  • Fish Dishes

    Fish is on the menu with a slightly Asian slant - coconut broth with Dublin Bay prawns, spicy salmon fishcakes with a Thai dip and a Vietnamese crab salad with noodles.

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  • Comfort Food

    Rachel Allen has some great comfort-food recipes including Mediterranean pasta soup with basil, home made sausages with apple sauce and a butterscotch banana pudding.

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  • Edible Gifts

    Rachel Allen proves that jams, chutney and sweets are easy to make, even if you're not a member of the WI. The mouthwatering recipes include ginger biscuits and fudge.

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  • Big Family Get Together

    Rachel Allen demonstrates how to entertain even the largest family - chicken pie with ham, winter broth, gratin of fish and toffee, apple and almond crumble.

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Rachel's Favourite Food for Living

Series 4

Rachel's Favourite Food for Living

  • Bistro Food

    Cookery series with Rachel Allen, who this time visits Isaac's Restaurant in Cork, where she helps the chef to make a classic French onion soup, a steak and lemon tart.

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  • Romance

    Cookery series in which Rachel Allen demonstrates straightforward recipes made using readily accessible foods. Here, Rachel suggests recipes for romantic occasions.

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  • Soul Food

    Rachel Allen here demonstrates some fabulous 'comfort food', including Italian baked pancakes, chickpea and chorizo soup, white chocolate and raspberry brownies. Hmmm!

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  • Sunday Lunch

    Rachel is invited to cook a 'grown-up' Sunday lunch at a friend's house: slow shoulder of lamb, piperonata, broccoli with garlic and lemon, chocolate amaretti cake.

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  • Fish

    Cookery series in which Rachel Allen demonstrates straightforward recipes made using readily accessible foods. Rachel cooks Bretonne prawns, squid salad and mussels.

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  • Childhood Memories

    Cookery series in which Rachel Allen demonstrates straightforward recipes made using readily accessible foods. This time, Rachel cooks her mother's roast chicken.

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  • Holiday Memories

    Cookery series with Rachel Allen. Rachel recreates dishes she's enjoyed on holiday, including Zac's Aztec soup, baked fish, basil and prawn pate and panna cotta.

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  • Chocolate

    A sweet-toothed edition of the series in which Rachel Allen demonstrates simple recipes made with accessible foods. Here, the whole programme is dedicated to chocolate.

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  • Afternoon Tea

    Chef Rachel Allen demonstrates some of her tea-time favourites, including scones and blueberry jam, afternoon tea cake, almond crescents and chocolate melting moments.

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  • Pub Food

    Good, homemade pub food is always a treat such as leek and potato soup, chicken kiev and sticky chocolate pudding with toffee sauce. Rachel makes these dishes at home.

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  • Good Fast Food

    Fast food doesn't have to be unhealthy, and Rachel Allen demonstrates how to make home-made pizzas, spicy chicken wings, cheese croquettes and burgers with guacamole.

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  • Pleasure Without the Guilt

    Asian food is wonderful for providing flavour without fats. Rachel visits the market in Cork to buy ingredients for crab and prawn soup and Korean beef.

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  • Celebrations

    Rachel cooks some very special dishes for a celebration, including salad with beetroot, goats' cheese and toasted hazelnuts and baked black sole with champagne sauce.

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Rachel Allen: Christmas Bake!

Series 1

Rachel Allen: Christmas Bake!

  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 8

    Rachel offers up more tasty recipes. Here, she makes a moist and tangy iced orange cake, and meets two American bakers who are bringing their wholesome home cooking style to the UK.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 9

    Delicious recipes and cooking tips from chef Rachel Allen. Here, she shows us a fantastic recipe for Baklava, made up of sweet layers of filo pastry, pistachio nuts and almonds.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 10

    More inspiration for the kitchen from chef Rachel Allen. Here, she makes lime yoghurt cake with rosewater and pistachios. Plus she meets master bread maker Richard Bertinet.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 11

    Delicious recipes and useful cooking tips from the titular chef. Here, Rachel makes a poppy seed cake and meets Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar, renowned for his use of spices.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 12

    More tasty recipes from acclaimed chef Rachel Allen. On today's menu: chocolate and vanilla marble cake. Plus Rachel visits an artisan bakery which specialises in sourdough bread.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 1

    Tasty recipes and handy tips from acclaimed chef Rachel Allen. If you like brownies then you'll love Rachel's recipe for Blondies, made with white chocolate and peanut butter.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 2

    Easy-to-follow recipes and cooking tips from chef Rachel Allen. Here, she shares the recipe for the walnut cake with vanilla buttercream filling that she served at her wedding.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 3

    Rachel Allen offers up more tasty recipe ideas. This time, she makes a gorgeous carrot cake decorated with orange cream cheese icing, and finished off with delicate candied violets.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 4

    Tasty treats and cooking tips courtesy of Irish chef Rachel Allen. On today's menu: a fantastic recipe for Quiche Lorraine that will ensure you never have soggy pastry again.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 5

    Join Rachel for more easy-to-follow recipes. Today's treats include Tarte Tatin, with caramelised apples. In Callandar, baker Tom Lewis reveals the secrets of his delicious bread.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 6

    Mouth-watering recipes from acclaimed chef Rachel Allen. On today's dessert trolley: coconut macaroon tart. Plus master patissier Eric Lanlard shares the secrets of his craft.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 7

    Inspiration for the kitchen from the titular chef. Here, Rachel makes a traditional Provencal tart and meets a renowned chocolatier who shares the secrets of his sweet specialities.

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  • Rachel Allen: Christmas Bake!, 16

    Easy-to-follow recipes and handy tips from chef Rachel Allen. Here, Rachel makes a tasty Christmas cake and is joined by Gennaro Contaldo to bake zuccotto di panettone.

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  • Rachel Allen: Christmas Bake!, 17

    Tasty recipes and essential cooking tips with chef Rachel Allen. Here, Rachel makes a gingerbread house and people, and Christmas cake queen Fiona Cairns reveals her design secrets.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 13

    Freshly baked recipes and easy-to-follow tips from Rachel Allen. On today's menu: tasty mini beef pasties. Plus Rachel meets Peggy Porschen, the doyenne of witty and romantic cakes.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 14

    Rachel Allen is back with another batch of tasty recipes and cooking tips. Rachel makes a meringue roulade with cherries and rosewater mascarpone, and visits a master baker.

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  • Rachel Allen: Bake!, 15

    Delicious, easy-to-follow recipes from Rachel Allen. Baked cheesecake with blueberries is on today's dessert menu. Plus Rachel visits virtuoso pastry chef Gerhard Jenne.

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Rachel Allen's Dinner Parties

Series 1

Rachel Allen's Dinner Parties

  • Rachel Allen's Dinner Parties, 3

    Irish chef Rachel Allen shows a lucky dinner party host how to create the perfect evening. Avila Lipsett spices up her dinner party with a roasted vegetable coconut curry.

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  • Rachel Allen's Dinner Parties, 4

    Chef Rachel Allen shows a lucky dinner party host how to create the perfect evening. Jesh Persaud attempts crab bisque and a gently spiced rhubarb and ginger crumble cake.

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  • Rachel Allen's Dinner Parties, 5

    Irish chef Rachel Allen shows a lucky dinner party host how to create the perfect evening. Kate Smith-Bingham tries beef Wellington, and a decadent chocolate creme brulee.

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  • Rachel Allen's Dinner Parties, 6

    Celebrated Irish chef Rachel Allen shows a lucky dinner party host how to create the perfect evening. Rachel helps Cara Sheerin with a French-inspired menu.

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  • Rachel Allen's Dinner Parties, 7

    Celebrated Irish chef Rachel Allen shows a lucky dinner party host how to create the perfect evening. Novice cook Jonathan Welford tries poached monkfish and a mushroom tart.

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  • Rachel Allen's Dinner Parties, 8

    Irish chef Rachel Allen shows a lucky dinner party host how to create the perfect evening. Tony Gallagher learns an Asian-inspired menu.

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  • Rachel Allen's Dinner Parties, 9

    Chef Rachel Allen shows a lucky dinner party host how to create the perfect evening. Eva Braga-Ng Kon Tia cooks roast duck legs with white bean puree.

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  • Rachel Allen's Dinner Parties, 10

    Chef Rachel Allen shows a lucky dinner party host how to create the perfect evening. Nerys Royal tries zesty pine nut crusted fish with salsa verde.

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  • Rachel Allen's Dinner Parties, 1

    Celebrated Irish chef Rachel Allen shows a lucky dinner party host how to create the perfect evening. Here, it's the turn of Jonny Lacey with a menu led by chicken confit.

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  • Rachel Allen's Dinner Parties, 2

    Chef Rachel Allen shows a lucky dinner party host how to create the perfect evening. Michele Davies' masterclass includes roast spiced lamb, and blueberry and custard tart.

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Rachel Allen's Cake Diaries

Series 1

Rachel Allen's Cake Diaries

  • Cake with Friends

    Create irresistible cakes with a little help from Irish chef Rachel Allen. Here, she tempts friends with peanut butter muffins and banoffee blondies.

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  • Say it with Cake

    The Irish chef shows how cakes can make the perfect gifts, whipping up strawberry and blueberry cupcakes, and vegan raspberry muffins.

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  • Cakes for the Boys

    Cakes for all occasions with Rachel Allen. She bakes for the boys in her family, including a marbled chocolate crumble cake and cheesecake brownies.

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  • Alternative Birthday Cakes

    Rachel Allen makes some birthday cakes with a twist, including teddy bear and princess cakes, and chocolate cupcakes with honeycomb topping.

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  • Have Cake Will Travel

    Rachel has some fantastic ideas for cakes full of summery flavours, including chocolate beetroot brownies, and lemon and rosemary polenta cake.

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  • Love is in the Air

    Create irresistible cakes with help from Irish chef Rachel Allen. Love is in the air, as well as sumptuous cakes, including red velvet cupcakes.

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  • Comfort Cakes

    Cake is the ultimate comfort food, and Rachel has some heartwarming recipes, including banana, almond and honey muffins, and a lovely carrot cake.

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  • Cakes to Impress

    Cakes for all occasions with Irish chef Rachel Allen. Here, she shows off amazing creations, including hazelnut triple-layer cake and a vanilla wedding cake.

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  • Cakes for Pudding

    Rachel Allen lines up some more tempting treats, including hazelnut meringue cake, Irish coffee cups and a Swedish apple cake perfect to follow a Sunday roast.

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  • Foolproof Favourites

    Cakes for all occasions with Rachel Allen. She bakes a classic Victoria sponge and shows how to make the perfect chocolate fudge cake.

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  • Retro Cakes

    Revisit classic cakes from yesteryear with Rachel Allen, including a delicious pink and white Battenberg, an Arctic roll and a Bakewell cake.

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  • Inspired by America

    Rachel looks to America for cake inspiration, baking an angel cake, an orange sour cream cake, and chocolate and pecan muffins with maple glaze.

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Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen at Christmas

Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen at Christmas

  • Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen at Christmas

    Rachel Allen prepares for the big day with her family with an indulgent holiday breakfast, the ultimate left-over solution, and a handmade present idea.

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Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet

Series 1

Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet

  • Classic Twists

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  • Afternoon Tea

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  • Fresh and Fruity

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  • Summer Days

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  • Chocoholics

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  • Exotic Tastes

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  • Sweet Treats

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  • Indulgence

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  • Not Just for Children

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  • Sweet Celebrations

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  • Continental Creations

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  • American Inspired

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Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet

Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet

  • Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet

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