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Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet

Weekends at 8:25pm (SIN/HK)

About the show

Time to treat yourself!

Rachel Allen is at home in Ireland for this stunning new series as she indulges her passion – and ours – for sweet things.

Her recipes for desserts, cakes and confectionery feature everything from show-stopping dinner party finales to impressive afternoon tea goodies and include irresistible children’s treats that are just as enticing to adults!

Rachel puts a tasty twist on some classic dishes to show how even the most traditional desserts can be given a tantalising new lease of life, reveals how even a home-cooked treat can whisk our taste buds off to far-flung lands and reveals some sweet-making secrets that would put Willy Wonka to shame!

There’s no need to worry about how to recreate these mouth-watering morsels at home, as each episode features a ‘Tricks of the Trade’ strand alongside the recipes, filmed on location at the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School. In these, Rachel shares professional techniques designed to help everyone get perfect results too.

Host

Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen

Dublin-born Rachel Allen is the Emerald Isle’s leading culinary talent. From baking and hearty family feasts to candlelit suppers, she makes cooking a stress-free, fun and delicious affair!

As a young girl, Rachel was more geared up to follow her parents into the fashion trade rather than finding fame as a feast-concocting foodie. Her Irish father, Brian O'Neill, owned a shoe factory and her Icelandic mother, Hallfridur Reichenfeld, ran her own clothes boutiques. And Rachel fancied herself as a footwear visionary.

But at the age of 18, Rachel ditched her designs to enter the fashion industry and she joined the ranks of aspiring chefs at the prestigious Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, founded by the famous gastronome and TV presenter Darina Allen.

Rachel didn’t only discover her love of food at Ballymaloe Cookery School; she also found true love with Isaac, the dashing son of Darina Allen. The couple married in 1998, share three children (Luka, Joshua and Scarlett) and are both passionate professional foodies – Isaac is a chef and restaurateur.

In 2004 she was snapped-up by the Irish broadcaster RTÉ to front her own cookery show, Rachel’s Favourite Food. It was a runaway hit and spawned the follow-up series Rachel’s Favourite Food for Friends and Rachel's Favourite Food At Home, both of which have been sold overseas and gained her international success.

Alongside her TV projects, Rachel teaches courses at Ballymaloe Cookery School, writes for such publications as The Sunday Tribune newspaper and BBC Good Food magazine and has hit a home run with five bestselling cookery books of her own.

Next on...

Episode 12, Series 1

Tuesday December 19 at 7:05pm

American Inspired

America has given us some of our best-loved cakes and desserts, and Rachel pays homage to the nation with the sweetest tooth with her own take on some good ol' US classics. On the menu…

Episode 12, Series 1

Wednesday December 20 at 3:50am

American Inspired

America has given us some of our best-loved cakes and desserts, and Rachel pays homage to the nation with the sweetest tooth with her own take on some good ol' US classics. On the menu…

Episode 12, Series 1

Wednesday December 20 at 7:40am

American Inspired

America has given us some of our best-loved cakes and desserts, and Rachel pays homage to the nation with the sweetest tooth with her own take on some good ol' US classics. On the menu…

Episode 12, Series 1

Wednesday December 20 at 10:20am

American Inspired

America has given us some of our best-loved cakes and desserts, and Rachel pays homage to the nation with the sweetest tooth with her own take on some good ol' US classics. On the menu…

Episode 12, Series 1

Wednesday December 20 at 1:35pm

American Inspired

America has given us some of our best-loved cakes and desserts, and Rachel pays homage to the nation with the sweetest tooth with her own take on some good ol' US classics. On the menu…

Episode 12, Series 1

Thursday December 21 at 9:55am

American Inspired

America has given us some of our best-loved cakes and desserts, and Rachel pays homage to the nation with the sweetest tooth with her own take on some good ol' US classics. On the menu…

Episode 12, Series 1

Monday December 25 at 1:25am

American Inspired

America has given us some of our best-loved cakes and desserts, and Rachel pays homage to the nation with the sweetest tooth with her own take on some good ol' US classics. On the menu…

Episode 1, Series 1

Monday February 5 at 6:00am

Classic Twist

Rachel puts a tasty twist on some classic dishes to show how even the most traditional desserts can be given a tantalizing new lease of life. 1/13

Episode 2, Series 1

Monday February 5 at 6:25am

Afternoon Tea

Rachel shows how to make sure your afternoon tea guests always come a-knocking, with a selection of tempting snacks that are the perfect accompaniment to a good brew. 2/13

Episode 1, Series 1

Monday February 5 at 3:20pm

Classic Twist

Rachel puts a tasty twist on some classic dishes to show how even the most traditional desserts can be given a tantalizing new lease of life. 1/13

Episode 2, Series 1

Monday February 5 at 3:45pm

Afternoon Tea

Rachel shows how to make sure your afternoon tea guests always come a-knocking, with a selection of tempting snacks that are the perfect accompaniment to a good brew. 2/13

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday February 6 at 1:40am

Classic Twist

Rachel puts a tasty twist on some classic dishes to show how even the most traditional desserts can be given a tantalizing new lease of life. 1/13

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday February 6 at 2:05am

Afternoon Tea

Rachel shows how to make sure your afternoon tea guests always come a-knocking, with a selection of tempting snacks that are the perfect accompaniment to a good brew. 2/13

Episode 3, Series 1

Tuesday February 6 at 6:00am

Fresh and Fruity

Rachel gives a masterclass in mouth-watering desserts that showcase the flavours of fresh fruit. On the menu are: Poached peaches with raspberry sherbet; Prosecco and raspberry jelly…

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday February 6 at 6:25am

Summer Days

Rachel serves up the flavours of summer with some scrumptious and colourful treats you can enjoy at any time of the year. On the menu are: Strawberry and rhubarb cobbler; Nectarine…

Episode 3, Series 1

Tuesday February 6 at 3:30pm

Fresh and Fruity

Rachel gives a masterclass in mouth-watering desserts that showcase the flavours of fresh fruit. On the menu are: Poached peaches with raspberry sherbet; Prosecco and raspberry jelly…

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday February 6 at 3:55pm

Summer Days

Rachel serves up the flavours of summer with some scrumptious and colourful treats you can enjoy at any time of the year. On the menu are: Strawberry and rhubarb cobbler; Nectarine…

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday February 7 at 1:40am

Fresh and Fruity

Rachel gives a masterclass in mouth-watering desserts that showcase the flavours of fresh fruit. On the menu are: Poached peaches with raspberry sherbet; Prosecco and raspberry jelly…

Episode 4, Series 1

Wednesday February 7 at 2:05am

Summer Days

Rachel serves up the flavours of summer with some scrumptious and colourful treats you can enjoy at any time of the year. On the menu are: Strawberry and rhubarb cobbler; Nectarine…

Episode 5, Series 1

Wednesday February 7 at 6:00am

Chocoholics

For anyone with a passion for chocolate, you can never have too much of a good thing. Rachel takes us to chocolate heaven with these sweet dishes that showcase one of our favourite…

Episode 6, Series 1

Wednesday February 7 at 6:25am

Exotic Tastes

Even a home-cooked treat can whisk our taste buds off to far-flung lands. Rachel presents a selection of recipes using exotic spices and other ingredients for a truly international…

Episode 5, Series 1

Thursday February 8 at 2:00am

Chocoholics

For anyone with a passion for chocolate, you can never have too much of a good thing. Rachel takes us to chocolate heaven with these sweet dishes that showcase one of our favourite…

Episode 6, Series 1

Thursday February 8 at 2:25am

Exotic Tastes

Even a home-cooked treat can whisk our taste buds off to far-flung lands. Rachel presents a selection of recipes using exotic spices and other ingredients for a truly international…

Episode 7, Series 1

Thursday February 8 at 6:00am

Sweet Treats

Rachel reveals some sweet-making secrets that would put even Willy Wonka to shame. In her selection of pick and mix are: JR's rose water marshmallows; Ballymaloe vanilla fudge and Sesame…

Episode 8, Series 1

Thursday February 8 at 6:25am

Indulgence

Rachel declares this programme a guilt-free zone as she serves up some deliciously indulgent dishes. On the menu are: Gooey date and stem ginger pudding; Layered mocha mousse coffee…

Episode 7, Series 1

Thursday February 8 at 3:20pm

Sweet Treats

Rachel reveals some sweet-making secrets that would put even Willy Wonka to shame. In her selection of pick and mix are: JR's rose water marshmallows; Ballymaloe vanilla fudge and Sesame…

Episode 8, Series 1

Thursday February 8 at 3:45pm

Indulgence

Rachel declares this programme a guilt-free zone as she serves up some deliciously indulgent dishes. On the menu are: Gooey date and stem ginger pudding; Layered mocha mousse coffee…

Episode 7, Series 1

Friday February 9 at 2:05am

Sweet Treats

Rachel reveals some sweet-making secrets that would put even Willy Wonka to shame. In her selection of pick and mix are: JR's rose water marshmallows; Ballymaloe vanilla fudge and Sesame…

Episode 8, Series 1

Friday February 9 at 2:30am

Indulgence

Rachel declares this programme a guilt-free zone as she serves up some deliciously indulgent dishes. On the menu are: Gooey date and stem ginger pudding; Layered mocha mousse coffee…

Episode 9, Series 1

Friday February 9 at 6:00am

Not Just for Children

Rachel cooks up these sugary treats that may be designed for children, but are just as enticing for grown ups: Milk chocolate mousse, caramel sauce, toffee popcorn; Crunchy chewy ginger…

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