Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide

Classic Twists

Series 1 · Episode 1

Rachel puts a tasty twist on some classic dishes to show how traditional desserts can be given a tantalising new lease of life. The menu includes salted caramel crème brûlées, and meringues with pink grapefruit curd.

Afternoon Tea

Series 1 · Episode 2

Rachel shows how to make sure your afternoon tea guests always come a-knocking, with a selection of tempting snacks. She's serving up vanilla custard slice, mango and lime drizzle cake, and lavender sponge cake.

Fresh & Fruity

Series 1 · Episode 3

Rachel gives a master class in mouth-watering desserts that showcase the flavours of fresh fruit. Dishes include poached peaches with raspberry sherbet, Prosecco and raspberry jelly, and coconut and lime ice cream.

Summer Days

Series 1 · Episode 4

Rachel serves up the flavours of summer with some scrumptious and colourful treats you can enjoy at any time of the year. The menu includes strawberry and rhubarb cobbler, and nectarine custard tarts.


Series 1 · Episode 5

Rachel takes us to chocolate heaven with sweet dishes that showcase one of our favourite guilty pleasures. Dishes include chocolate and hazelnut praline ice cream, and raspberry and white chocolate meringue roulade.

Exotic Tastes

Series 1 · Episode 6

Rachel presents a selection of recipes using exotic spices and other ingredients for a truly international sweet menu including baklava, date, cardamom and ginger upside-down cake, and pistachio and saffron kulfi.

Sweet Treats

Series 1 · Episode 7

Rachel reveals some sweet-making secrets that would put even Willy Wonka to shame. Recipes include rose water marshmallows, Ballymaloe vanilla fudge, sesame and honey halva, and chocolate and candied orange dates.


Series 1 · Episode 8

Rachel declares this programme a guilt-free zone as she serves up some deliciously indulgent dishes. Menu includes gooey date and stem ginger pudding, layered mocha mousse coffee meringue, and chocolate coconut cake.

Not Just For Children

Series 1 · Episode 9

Rachel cooks up these sugary treats that may be designed for children, but are just as enticing for grown-ups. Recipes include milk chocolate mousse, crunchy chewy ginger cookies, and deep fried honey puffs.

Sweet Celebrations

Series 1 · Episode 10

Rachel shows how to turn any occasion into an extravaganza with these fabulous party showstoppers: salted caramel cupcakes, nectarine and sloe gin jelly trifle, and chocolate meringue cake.

Continental Creations

Series 1 · Episode 11

Rachel takes her inspiration from the continent for another mouth-watering selection of gorgeous desserts: Lavender and honey panna cotta, orange caramel choux puffs, and gooseberry clafoutis.

American Inspired

Series 1 · Episode 12

Rachel pays homage to the nation with the sweetest tooth with her own take on some US classics including fluffy blueberry pancakes with maple syrup, apple and cinnamon baked cheesecake, and chocolate fudge pie.