Val Stones

Val Stones

Baker, Recipe Developer

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 live 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 proove.

Recent articles

Recipe: Gluten-free hot cross buns

Recipe: Gluten-free hot cross buns Feature

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. …

Recipe: Heart-healthy hot cross buns

Recipe: Heart-healthy hot cross buns Feature

I love these buns and they're perfect as an Easter treat. To make them heart-healthy, top with some fresh berries or a dollop of low-fat spread. They are also ideal …

Recipe: Diabetes-friendly hot cross buns

Recipe: Diabetes-friendly hot cross buns Feature

I have friends who have type 2 diabetes and they say they can eat these and not feel guilty, which makes them a perfect Easter treat. Best eaten warm and spread with …