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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 6, Series 1

Thursday October 17 at 11:55pm

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 October 18 at 7:50am

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

Friday October 18 at 10:30am

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

Saturday October 19 at 1:45pm

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 October 21 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

Monday October 21 at 4:15pm

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 October 23 at 8:55pm

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 October 24 at 3:15am

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 October 24 at 7:15am

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 October 24 at 11:20am

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 7, Series 1

Thursday October 24 at 11:55pm

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 7, Series 1

Friday October 25 at 3:45am

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 7, Series 1

Friday October 25 at 7:40am

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 7, Series 1

Friday October 25 at 10:30am

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 7, Series 1

Saturday October 26 at 1:50pm

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 7, Series 1

Monday October 28 at 9:50am

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 October 31 at 11:50pm

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 8, Series 1

Friday November 1 at 3:45am

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 8, Series 1

Friday November 1 at 7:45am

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 8, Series 1

Friday November 1 at 10:30am

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 8, Series 1

Saturday November 2 at 2:00pm

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 8, Series 1

Monday November 4 at 10:05am

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

Thursday November 7 at 11:50pm

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…

Episode 9, Series 1

Friday November 8 at 3:45am

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…

Episode 9, Series 1

Friday November 8 at 7:50am

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…

Episode 9, Series 1

Friday November 8 at 10:30am

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…

Episode 9, Series 1

Saturday November 9 at 2:05pm

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…

Episode 9, Series 1

Monday November 11 at 10:05am

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…

Episode 9, Series 1

Wednesday November 13 at 5:45pm

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…

Episode 10, Series 1

Thursday November 14 at 7:00pm

Sweet Celebrations

No celebration is complete without some sweet and indulgent centerpieces to serve a crowd and Rachel shows how to turn any occasion into an extravaganza with these fabulous party…

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