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Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen was born on 21 March, 1972 in Dublin and Irish cookbook author Darina Allen is her mother-in-law. She attended the Ballmaloe Cookery School when she was just 18 and then spent time as a caterer in Vancouver before residing in County Cork. .

Her first TV series was broadcast in Ireland in 2004 and she has published a cookbook with every one since. A frequent guest on Saturday Kitchen, Rachel is a familiar figure to foodies and has been described by the BBC as an ‘Irish cooking queen’.


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Rachel Allen Books

  • Home Baking

    Rachel Allen

    Product Code: BKGVS
    Hardback
    Bestselling author and TV chef Rachel Allen presents the definitive baking guide. Rachel's recipes always work. Her legions of fans know that they are in safe hands with her. And nowhere is it more important than with baking. Here, in this gorgeous new book, she combines simple yet brilliant techniques with delicious flavours. With over 140 easy-to-follow recipes, Home Baking caters to your every baking need or whim. Whether you're after something traditional like the perfect Birthday Cake, the crispest Brandy Snaps or the crumbliest Cheese Swirls, Rachel has a fail-safe recipe. Or perhaps you're looking for something a bit more unusual, in which case you'll find undiscovered gems such Pashtida with Aubergine, Feta and Mint (an Israeli quiche), Cardamom Butter Biscuits and a Tarte de Saint Tropez. Rachel's recipes range from the super simple (Ginger Squares) to the slightly more complex, including a show-stopping Celebration Cake. Whatever you're after, there will be no deflated souffles or dry sponges in sight. Home Baking's chapters range from Biscuits, Cakes and Sweet Bites to Savoury Bakes, Breads and Desserts. Every recipe includes Rachel's friendly and expert tuition, with clear instructions to ensure that you achieve the perfect bake; however comfortable you are in the kitchen.
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  • Recipes from My Mother

    Rachel Allen

    Product Code: AXBDM
    Hardback
    Full of warmth and nostalgia, Rachel shares culinary inspiration passed down through the generations. Rachel's food is heart-warming. She uses gorgeous ingredients that are used in abundance to create comforting, vibrant meals. Her love of food started when she was very young, sitting in the kitchen with her mother, helping and tasting. Her mother taught her their Scandi family recipes, as well as those she picked up from living in Ireland. Rachel become more and more passionate about food as she grew up, and she drew inspiration from her childhood memories of helping her mother cook and sitting round with her family enjoying delicious meals and treats. Here she celebrates the food memories of her childhood, alongside those of friends and other members of her family. Packed with much-loved recipes and stunning photography, this is the book to fall back in love with cooking.
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  • Bake

    Rachel Allen

    Product Code: AABOR
    Hardback
    Your best friend in the kitchen and bestselling author, Rachel Allen, is back with a collection of delicious and easy cakes and bakes, tarts and pies, quiches and casseroles from her brand new TV series. What could be better than the smell of freshly baked bread or the joy of eating warm cookies straight from the oven? Do you pine for the pleasures of gingerbread houses and holiday delights or the warming goodness of home baked casseroles? These are just some of the treats that await in Bake, which ties in with Rachel's brand new TV series. She shares both the sweet and the savoury sides of baking, whether quick snacks, wholesome breads and pies, exotic cakes and tarts or easy baked meals for friends and family. Fully illustrated with beautiful food photography including step-by-steps to take the mystery out of traditional baking and pastry making. Rachel also offers troubleshooting techniques for common problems and wheat or gluten-free recipes so nobody is left out of the fun! Rachel's friendly and expert tuition make this easy-to-use book the best friend to every home baker.Recipes include: / Cardamon bread / Crispy bacon and cheddar bread / Paper-thin cripbreads, cheese straws and pretzels / Pork, chorizo and spinach pie / Beef pasties with mint, ginger and peas / Baked cheese fondue in a pumpkin / Smoked salmon and leek gratin / Seville orange meringue pie / Cornish saffron cake / Lime and yoghurt cake with rosewater and pistachios
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