Rachel Allen

Market Kitchen presenter Rachel Allen is a cook and a mother who creates simple, practical food perfect for families.

Rachel Allen was brought up in Dublin and left home at eighteen to study at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School. Rachel is now a busy TV chef, author, journalist and mother, and still teaches at Ballymaloe.

Rachel's major cooking series have included Rachel Allen: Bake!, Rachel's Favourite Food at Home and Rachel's Food for Living and she now has a new series Rachel Allen's Cake Diaries.

Rachel is also a columnist and contributor to a number of Irish publications, including the The Sunday Tribune magazine, and is often featured in articles and interviews.

See our Rachel Allen photo gallery.

Books
Cake, Collins, 2012
The Market Kitchen Cookbook, Collins, 2010
Home Cooking, Collins, 2009
Rachel's Food for Living, Collins, 2009
Rachel's Diary 2009, Collins, 2008
Bake, Collins, 2008
Rachel's Favourite Food at Home, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2006
Rachel's Favourite Food for Friends, Gill & Macmillan, 2005
Rachel's Favourite Food, Gill & Macmillan, 2004

Rachel Allen

When is Rachel Allen: Bake! next on?

Rachel Allen: Bake! is next on at 1:00 pm on Monday, 11th August on Good Food Channel.

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Rachel Allen's Recipes



 
Rachel Allens scones
Rachel Allens scones on Rachel Allen: Bake!

Rachel Allen shares a recipe using light Italian flour for a twist on this classic teatime treat

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Pear frangipane
Pear frangipane on Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen

Rachel Allen’s pear frangipane is a mix of ripe pears with a sweet almond pastry cream

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easy

Total time
1 hr

Lemon curd
Lemon curd on Rachel Allen: Bake!

Rachel Allen’s delicious lemon curd can be used in tarts, cakes – or even on toast

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
25 min

Bagels
Bagels on Rachel Allen: Bake!

Rachel Allen’s classic treats are made first by poaching, then baking for that distinctive chewiness

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
4 hrs 40 min

Butterscotch apple pudding
Butterscotch apple pudding on Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen

Rachel Allen’s butterscotch apple pudding is a comfort food dessert made with cooking apples and a rich butterscotch sauce topping

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
50 min

Red lentil soup
Red lentil soup on Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen

Rachel Allen’s red lentil soup is a hearty mix of onion, garlic and red lentils flavoured with cumin, coriander and lemon

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
30 min

Pulled lamb baps
Pulled lamb baps on Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen

Rachel Allen’s pulled lamb baps are made with lamb, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese and served with a lemon aioli

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easy

Total time
30 min

Spinach, bacon and cheese frittata
Spinach, bacon and cheese frittata on Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen

Rachel Allen’s frittata is a quick and easy dinner of eggs mixed with spinach, bacon, cheese and cream

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easy

Total time
40 min

Duck spring rolls with pak choi
Duck spring rolls with pak choi on Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen

Rachel Allen’s duck spring rolls are filled with plum sauce, spring onions, carrot and coriander wrapped in a crispy pastry and served with sesame pak choi

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easy

Total time
45 min

White soda bread with cheese
White soda bread with cheese on Rachel's Favourite Food...

White soda bread with cheese by Rachel Allen is stunning served with bowls of extra virgin olive oil and coarse sea salt for dipping

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min