Irish TV chef Rachel Allen's recipes are perfect for St Patrick's Day

Take the music to the kitchen this St Patrick's Day while you cook delicious, traditional recipes from the Emerald Isle's famous TV chef Rachel Allen.

The Irish cooking queen, who has shared three mouthwatering recipes with HELLO! Online especially for the annual celebration of Ireland's patron saint, is also a food writer and mum of two, as well as the author of four bestselling cookery books.

Irish Soda Bread

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Add a touch of Irish flair to your cooking on Sunday by making classic Irish soda bread. It's amazingly quick and simple to make, and it tastes divine straight out of the oven spread with Kerrygold butter.

Known for traditional home cooking and a very practical style, Rachel's recipes are simple but delicious and above all, ideal for family and friends, so they are perfect to create at home.

Rachel, known for putting Irish food on the map in recent years, also has a lovely main dish recipe that the children will love: bake Braised Beef and Champ Pies recipe

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The Irish chef lives on the Irish coast in Cork with her husband and two children and continues to teach at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School, one of Ireland's best and most beautiful settings to learn a thing or two in the kitchen.

An expert on sweet dishes, having last year launched a book with 200 fabulous baking recipes called Cake, Rachel also has the perfect treat for the end of a traditional Irish meal. Think melt-in-the-mouth chocolate puddings with a twist…

Irish Stout and Chocolate Melting Middles

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