Christmas Special: Part 1
In the first of two Christmas themed episodes, Rachel introduces some festive recipes, which are sure to go down a treat this festive season.
Firstly Rachel shows you how to make a gorgeous Christmas cake, bursting with dates, apricots and crystallised ginger. And rather than the traditional white icing, Rachel covers her cake with almond paste and toasts it in the oven for extra flavour.
And for another sweet, festive treat, Rachel teaches one of her cookery school students' children to make fun Festive Jam Cookie Sandwiches. She also meets the maestro of Italian food, Gennaro Contaldo, who says an Italian Christmas wouldn't be complete without the traditional Panettone. He joins Rachel to share some Italian festive traditions and bake a typical Tuscan Christmas pudding, Zuccotto di Panettone.
Finally, Rachel shows you how to make the most of your leftover Christmas pudding with a divine recipe for St. Stephen's Day Muffins.