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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 4, Series 1

Wednesday May 1 at 10:05am

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 4, Series 1

Sunday May 5 at 3:30am

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 4, Series 1

Sunday May 5 at 11:00am

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 4, Series 1

Monday May 6 at 2:30am

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

Monday May 6 at 7:00pm

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 5, Series 1

Tuesday May 7 at 3:45am

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 5, Series 1

Tuesday May 7 at 7:50am

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 5, Series 1

Tuesday May 7 at 10:35am

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 5, Series 1

Wednesday May 8 at 3:30am

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 5, Series 1

Wednesday May 8 at 10:05am

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 5, Series 1

Friday May 10 at 3:55am

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 5, Series 1

Friday May 10 at 7:50am

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 5, Series 1

Saturday May 11 at 5:55pm

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 5, Series 1

Sunday May 12 at 3:20am

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 5, Series 1

Sunday May 12 at 10:55am

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 5, Series 1

Monday May 13 at 2:25am

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

Monday May 13 at 7:00pm

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 6, Series 1

Tuesday May 14 at 12:35am

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 6, Series 1

Tuesday May 14 at 7:55am

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 6, Series 1

Tuesday May 14 at 10:35am

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 6, Series 1

Wednesday May 15 at 3:30am

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 6, Series 1

Wednesday May 15 at 10:00am

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 6, Series 1

Wednesday May 15 at 12:30pm

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 6, Series 1

Thursday May 16 at 8:50pm

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 6, Series 1

Friday May 17 at 3:20am

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 6, Series 1

Friday May 17 at 7:25am

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 6, Series 1

Friday May 17 at 11:30am

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 6, Series 1

Friday May 17 at 6:35pm

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 6, Series 1

Sunday May 19 at 10:50am

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 6, Series 1

Monday May 20 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…

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