Watch: Christmas Cake Recipe with Toasted Almond Paste by Rachel Allen

One of Ireland’s best loved chefs Rachel Allen shares her traditional Christmas Cake Recipe, but adds a twist with toasted almond paste. Follow this simple recipe video and take the stress out of your Christmas cake baking this year.



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 is the author of four best-selling cookery books, which include Rachel’s Favourite Food at Home and Rachel’s Food for Living. Her extremely popular television series for RTE and the BBC have been broadcast internationally and she frequently appears on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen. Her charming manner and effortless style make her a delight to watch. Rachel is columnist and contributor to a number of Irish publications, including the The Sunday Tribune magazine, and is often featured in articles and interviews in the media.

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