Rachel’s Home Made Rice Pudding Recipe




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Orange zest and cinnamon with orange slices sautéed In butter and the pan deglazed with a little brandy 💃💃💃

Casserole Roast Chicken with Indian Spices, Rory O’Connell

Sometimes when I want a spiced chicken dish, I want a no holes barred, hot and aromatic experience. Other times, I am in the mood for tender and succulent slices of chicken with a lightly spiced, thin cream or juice to accompany it. This recipe is the latter. The chicken is casserole roasted with a light sprinkling of spices and fragrant green chillies. The spiced cooking juices with the addition of cream become the light sauce. The chillies will collapse in the cooking, but infuse the sauce with there own special flavour. Some will want to eat the cooked chillies, others will avoid them. Serve this dish with a plain Pilaf Rice.

Serves 6


    • Green chillies, if left on the plant, will eventually ripen and become red chillies
    • The under ripe green chilli can have the same intensity of heat as the ripened red ones, but has quite a different flavour
    • In this recipe, the spices are dry roasted before grinding. This heightens the flavour and is really worth the small extra effort involved
    • To dry roast spices, heat a heavy cast iron pan and stir the spices until lightly brown or toasted. Refer to the colour of the unroasted spices as a colour guide if this is your first time doing this.
    • Always roast different spices separately, as depending on shape and size, some will roast more quickly than others
    • Grind the roasted spices in a spice grinder or pestle and mortar
    • When grinding the spices, don’t forget to smell the fabulous aroma that arises from them in a little pall of exotic smoke. Glorious.
      • 1 free-range chicken, approx. 1.3kg
      • 20g soft butter
      • 1 heaped teaspoon coriander seeds, lightly toasted and ground
      • 1 heaped teaspoon cumin seeds, lightly toasted and ground
      • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
      • Pinch of chilli powder
      • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
      • 4 green chillies
      • 225ml cream
      • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaf
      • Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 180c / 350f / gas 4

Mix the ground coriander, cumin, turmeric and chilli powder with a pinch of salt. Mix this spice mix into half of the butter Heat a heavy casserole on a gentle heat. Rub the breasts of the chicken dry with some kitchen paper. Smear the remaining half of the soft butter on to the breasts. Place the chicken, breast side down into the heated casserole. The butter should sizzle a bit and that tells you the casserole is hot enough. If it doesn’t sizzle, whip out the chicken immediately and allow the casserole to get hotter. Allow the chicken breasts to become golden brown, making sure the casserole doesn’t get so hot that it actually burns the butter. This will involve a bit of manoeuvring, perhaps sitting the chicken on its side and so on. Season the coloured chicken breasts with a pinch of salt and pepper. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then smear the spiced butter all over it. Place the chicken back in the casserole, breast side up. Pop the chillies around the chicken and sprinkle over the lemon juice. Cover with greasproof paper and a tight fitting lid and place in the preheated oven. Cook for 90 minutes. Remove the casserole from the oven and check to ensure that the chicken is fully cooked. This can be done in several ways. One way, the best in my opinion, is to insert a metal skewer in between the leg and the breast. This is the last place to cook in the chicken so is the best place to check. Count to ten seconds. Remove the skewer and test the temperature of the skewer on the back of your hand. If it doesn’t feel so hot as to make you immediately pull the skewer away from your hand with a start, then the chicken probably is not cooked. The other way to test is to endeavour to extract a little juice from the same place, between the breast and the leg to see if it is completely clear. If it is not clear and if there is any trace of pink in the juice, then it is not cooked. If this is the case put the chicken back in the oven for a further 10 minutes and repeat the test.

Remove the cooked chicken and the chillies, which by now will be collapsed and a bit sad looking, from the casserole and keep warm in the oven with the temperature reduced to 50c / 100f / gas ½. Allow the chicken at least 15 minutes to rest before carving. Strain out all of the cooking juices into a bowl and allow it to settle for a minute or two. The butter and chicken fat will rise to the surface of the liquid. Spoon off the buttery fat, now full of the flavour of the spices, and save it for roasting vegetables. It is particularly good with parsnips or for tossing into crushed new potatoes. Place the degreased juices back in the casserole and add the cream. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce is lightly thickened. Add the chopped coriander leaves. Taste and correct seasoning. Carve the chicken neatly and serve with the sauce. The chillies should be used to garnish the dish and the heat fiends will find them delicious to eat.


Rhubarb & Custard Swiss Roll: Rachel Allen

rachel rhubarb and custard

A delicious classic recipe for a very classy cake.


  • butter (melted, for greasing)
  • 4 eggs
  • 125 g (41/2 oz) caster sugar (plus 3 tbsp for sprinkling)
  • 2 tblsp warm water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125 g (41/2 oz) plain flour (plus extra for dusting)
  • for the filling
  • 200 g (7oz) rhubarb (about 2 stalks, trimmed), cut into 5mm (1/4 in) slices
  • 125 g (41/2 oz) caster sugar
  • 200 ml (7fl oz) milk
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways, or 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 15 g (1/2 oz) cornflour
  • 100 ml (31/2 fl oz) whipped double or regular cream (measured when whipped)


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F/Gas 5). Line the base of the Swiss roll tin (25 x 38cm/ 10 x 15′) with baking parchment, brush the base and sides of the tin with melted butter and dust with flour.
  2. Using a hand-held electric beater or an electric food mixer, whisk together the eggs, caster sugar, water and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift in the flour, about one-third at a time, and fold it into the mixture. Carefully pour the mixture into the prepared Swiss roll tin and bake in the oven for 12–15 minutes or until the centre of the sponge is slightly springy to the touch and the edges have shrunk a little from the sides of the tin.
  4. Take a piece of baking parchment slightly larger in size than the tin and spread out on a work surface.
  5. Sprinkle the paper evenly with caster sugar (this is to stop the cake sticking to the paper). Quickly flip the Swiss roll tin over onto the sugared paper, then carefully remove the tin and baking parchment from the bottom of the cake.
  6. Place a clean, slightly damp tea towel over the cake while it cools – this will prevent it drying out and cracking when you roll it.
  7. Meanwhile, make the filling. Place the rhubarb in a saucepan with 75g (3oz) of the caster sugar and 25ml (1fl oz) of water and place on a medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil and allow to boil, uncovered and stirring regularly, for 10–15 minutes or until the rhubarb is completely soft and the mixture is quite thick.
  8. Tip out onto a plate and allow to cool.
  9. Next make the custard. Place the milk and the split vanilla pod (if using) in another pan and bring to the boil.
  10. Whisk the egg yolks (and vanilla extract, if using) with the remaining sugar (I like to use a hand-held electric beater for this) for a few minutes or until pale and light. Then briefly whisk in the cornflour.
  11. Pour the hot milk and vanilla pod (if using) onto the egg mixture, whisking as you pour, then tip it all back into the saucepan and cook, stirring all the time, over a low heat for a few minutes or until it forms a thick custard.
  12. Pour it into a bowl and allow to cool, then fold in the cooled rhubarb and the whipped cream – you can leave it slightly marbled (not fully mixed) if you prefer.
  13. When the sponge is completely cold, spread over the rhubarb and custard mixture, then, with one of the short sides facing you, roll up the Swiss roll away from you and carefully transfer to a serving plate.
  14. Sprinkle with a little extra caster sugar to finish, then cut into slices about 2cm (3/4in) thick to serve.

Rachel Allen’s bread & butter pudding.

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Serves 4-6

You will need:

  • 450g (1lb) rhubarb, cut into 1cm (less than ½in) slices
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 50g (2oz) butter, softened
  • 12 slices of white bread, crusts removed
  • 350ml (12fl oz) cream
  • 350ml (12fl oz) milk
  • 4 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
  • Softly whipped cream, to serve

Scatter the sliced rhubarb in a 25cm (10in) square ovenproof dish or a similar-sized dish, and sprinkle over half (75g (2½ oz)) of the caster sugar. Toss together and then leave the rhubarb to sit for about 30 minutes to soften a little.

Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas 4. Butter the slices of white bread and arrange four slices, butter side down, in the ovenproof dish. Scatter over half of the sliced rhubarb and top with four more slices of bread, again with the butter side down. Repeat with another layer of sliced rhubarb and another layer of buttered bread, then add a final layer of sliced rhubarb and finish with a layer of buttered bread, ensuring that the bread is placed with the buttered side down.

Put the cream and the milk in a saucepan and bring it just to the boil. While it is coming to the boil, in a bowl, whisk the eggs, the pinch of salt and the remaining 75g (2½ oz) of caster sugar. As you continue to whisk, pour the hot cream and milk mixture into the egg, salt and caster sugar mixture until it is well mixed. Pour this custard over the slices of bread in the dish and leave to soak for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the granulated sugar over the top.

Put the dish into a deep-sided baking tray and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the dish (this is known as a bain-marie). Put it in the oven to bake for 45-50 minutes or until it is just set in the centre. Remove it from the oven and serve with a light dusting of icing sugar and softly whipped cream.

Scatter the sliced rhubarb in a 25cm (10in) square ovenproof dish or a similar-sized dish, and sprinkle over half (75g (2½ oz)) of the caster sugar. Toss together and then leave the rhubarb to sit for about 30 minutes to soften a little.



Rachel Allen’s new courgette, mint and goats cheese frittata recipe

Breakfast inspo right here 👉 try Rachel Allen’s new courgette, mint and goats cheese frittata recipe 😋
Will you try this for breakfast or supper? Let us know in the comments.
🥒 2-3 courgettes, unpeeled (try to choose small ones) 🌿 40g butter
🌿 1 tbsp olive oil
🌿 Salt and freshly ground black pepper
🥚 8 eggs
🥛 2 tbsp milk 🌿 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
🌿 2 generous tbsp chopped mint
🌿 salt and pepper
🌿 25g butter
🧀 150g soft goat’s cheese
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Rachel’s Home Made Rice Pudding Recipe

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Orange zest and cinnamon with orange slices sautéed In butter and the pan deglazed with a little brandy 💃💃💃