Val competed on the Great British Bake Off in 2016 and quickly won the hearts of the nation with her homely bakes.
Originally from Conisbrough, near Doncaster, she now lives with her husband Ian in Somerton, Somerset. At 15 she took over the family baking and has been staying at the helm of the kitchen for over 50 years.
In her spare time Val loves to exercise and has even been caught doing aerobics in her kitchen whilst waiting for jam to boil or bread to prove.
I have a sister-in-law and two nieces who are coeliac and I make these buns for them as an Easter treat. They love them warmed up with a spread of butter or jam. …