Viners

Viners is a trusted and much loved cutlery brand steeped in British Heritage.

Make Your Perfect Pancake with Viners

Keep It Sweet

Ingredients:

  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp sunflower (or vegetable oil), plus extra for frying

Optional toppings. We like:

  • Chopped fresh strawberries
  • Sliced banana
  • Squirty cream
  • Nutella

 

 

 

Method:

  1. Put 100g plain flour and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Make a well in the centre and crack 2 eggs into the middle.
  3. Add about 50ml of the semi-skimmed milk and 1 tbsp of oil.
  4. Start whisking from the centre, gradually drawing the flour into the eggs, milk and oil.
  5. Once all the flour is incorporated, beat until you have a smooth, thick paste. Add a little milk to loosen if needed.
  6. Add a good splash of milk and whisk to loosen the thick batter.
  7. While still whisking, pour in a steady stream of the remaining milk. Continue pouring and whisking until you have a batter that is the consistency of thick single cream.
  8. Heat your pan on medium heat and wipe with a piece of oiled kitchen paper.
  9. Ladle some batter into the pan, tilting the pan to move the mixture around for a thin and even layer. Quickly return any excess batter to the mixing bowl. Return the pan to the heat.
  10. Leave to cook, undisturbed, for about 30 seconds. If the pan is the right temperature, the pancake should turn golden underneath in this time and will be ready to flip.
  11. Hold the pan handle, ease a solid turner under the pancake, then quickly lift and flip it over. Make sure the pancake is lying flat against the base of the pan with no folds, then cook for another 30 seconds before turning on to a warm plate.
  12. Repeat the process until you use all of your batter.
  13. Add your choice of toppings and serve immediately.

The Savoury Savior

Ingredients:

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 25g melted butter, plus extra for frying
  • 200ml milk

Optional toppings, such as:

  • Streaks of American bacon
  • Maple syrup
  • blueberries and a pat of butter

 

 

 

Method:

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and a pinch of salt together in a large mixing bowl. Create a well in the centre with the back of a spoon then add the eggs, melted butter and milk.
  2. Whisk together until smooth. Pour into a jug.
  3. Heat a small knob of butter and 1 tsp of oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  4. When the butter begins to froth, pour in rounds of batter, approximately 8cm wide making sure not to leave space for them to spread while cooking.
  5. Cook the pancakes on their first side for about 1-2 minutes or until lots of tiny bubbles start to appear and pop on the surface.
  6. Using a turner, flip the pancakes over and cook for a further minute on the other side.
  7. Repeat until all the batter is used up.
  8. Serve your pancakes stacked up on a plate with a drizzle of maple syrup and any of your favourite toppings.

Protein Power

 

For something with a bit more energy, add a scoop of chocolate protein powder to either of the above recipes.

Top with healthier toppings such as:

  • Sliced banana
  • Dark chocolate pieces
  • Peanut butter

 

 

 

 

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12th February 2020

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The Wedding Trends of 2019

We have delved into the latest colour trends to inspire table settings for this year’s summer weddings. With brides looking to move away from the norm and embrace vibrant, bold shades, transform your table design with an infusion of colour that’s sure to stand out.

Living Coral

Coral is the go-to shade for this year. It’s warmth and playful charisma brings a refreshing burst of colour, particularly fitting for the summer months. There are many ways you can incorporate Pantone’s Colour of the Year into your table scheme without going overboard in a sea of orange hues.

Look for subtle decoration to channel this charming colour trend. This could be through using a coral table runner, candles, serviettes – even a handmade menu or place card. A small plate embellishment such as an orange flower will help to add a special finishing touch.

To finish the table setting, consider a deep copper shade of cutlery rather than silver. This striking metallic shade sits naturally with any coral table theme as the warm tone complements the palette perfectly.

Pictured: Viners Aeris cutlery with a subtle hammered texture effect for added visual intrigue. Comes with a 25 year guarantee, available from www.viners.co.uk

A Touch of Nature

The outdoors still influences many of the latest design trends with bird motifs popular for the year ahead. Add a subtle nod to nature without leaving the table, with earthy, organic inspired materials, foliage and tableware featuring bird images inspired by their natural habitat.

Pictured: the Nightingale set from Viners 18.0 collection features a dainty bird and floral embossed handle. Comes with a 25 year guarantee, available from www.viners.co.uk

Bright & Bold

Viners Dune cutlery
Viners Grace cutlery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you prefer rich tones over pastels, deep blue, emerald, fuchsia and aubergine are also set to be popular colours at weddings this year. A vibrant yet lavish approach to styling, bigger is better with this look. Opt for large centrepieces, flowers and decorations such as ribbons, fabrics and embellishments to create the wow factor.

With such a bold, confident look, opt for highly polished, classically styled cutlery. The reflective high shine finish
is elegance personified and lets the table centrepieces do the talking.

Pictured: Dune and Grace from the Viners 18.10 collection. Both come with a 50 year guarantee, available from www.viners.co.uk.

 

Back to Classic

Viners Champagne cutlery

Something old… the grand wedding is back. Think opulent ballrooms and sophisticated dining, this trend is for couples who want to incorporate a touch of tradition into their special day. Crystal stemware, lace overlays, crisp whites and place cards with dainty typography, this beautiful and familiar wedding style is having a renaissance once again. This trend calls for something grand and glamorous, with gold cutlery a perfect choice. Adding warmth to the table, effortlessly, this subtle, gold detailing will tie the look together with a touch of class.

Pictured: Champagne from the Viners 18.0 collection. Comes with a 25 year guarantee, available from www.viners.co.uk.

All products are available to purchase directly from www.viners.co.uk

With over a century of cutlery experience, Viners is a highly distinguished, much loved brand, steeped in British heritage. The company’s origins date back to Sheffield in the early 1900s. Since then the brand has continued to innovate and maintain its tradition of creating elegant, robust, high quality cutlery and knives with a design-led finish.

16th May 2019

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Download Your Viners Kids Cutlery Place Mat

Evening meals are the perfect time of day for families to come together around the dining table and enjoy delicious food with each other’s undivided attention. However, at Viners, we understand that often meal times aren’t so idyllic and can become somewhat stressful when you have young children to entertain.

That’s why we’ve developed a selection of fun and colourful place mats that can be easily downloaded alongside the Viners Infant and Junior cutlery collections. Not only will these place mats keep your children occupied, they’ve also been designed to educate youngsters on how to set a table. So next time you’re looking for a little helper just before you plate up, encourage your little ones to get involved and arrange their place setting with their favourite Viners kids design!

Viners toddler and kids cutlery sets have all been designed with little hands and mouths in mind and come with a 25-year guarantee.

Junior Cutlery Sets

Our 4 piece Junior Cutlery Sets allow children to grow with Viners and will make kids feel like they’re eating with grown-up knives and forks. The handles on the Mermazing Cutlery Set feature an enchanting embossed mermaid design whilst the On The Ball Cutlery Set has a stylish embossed football design. The knife in our Junior Set includes a slight, yet safe serration, which enables your children to cut their food independently without harm.

Download ON THE BALL place mat
Viners Green On The Ball Place Mat with cartoon characters playing football
Download MERMAZING place mat

Viners Blue Mermazing Place Mat featuring under the sea theme with mermaids

Infant Cutlery Sets

Our charming 4 Piece Infant Cutlery Sets will make mealtimes more fun for your little ones. The Bertie Bear Set features a cute bear embossment, our delightful Fairies Cutlery Set features a beautiful fairy design and the Jungle Set features exciting animal faces.

Download BERTIE BEAR place mat

Viners Yellow Bertie Bear Place Mat Setting

Download FAIRIES place mat

Viners Pink Fairies Cultery Place Mat

Download JUNGLE place mat

Viners Green Jungle Place Mat with Lion, Monkey, Hippo and Elephant cartoon animals

Sticky Apple & Gingerbread Pecan Loaf Cake

Ingredients

150g unsalted butter, plus extra to grease
150g soft dark brown sugar
150g golden syrup
200ml milk
250g plain flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1½ tsp baking powder
2 large free-range eggs, beaten
75g pecans, roughly chopped
1 small ginger stem chopped finely
2 eating apples, peeled, cored and chopped into small chunks.

Method

1.Preheat the oven to 180°C/ fan 160°C/ gas 4 and line a 2 litre loaf tin with baking paper. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a small saucepan then once melted, remove the pan from the heat and stir through the milk before leaving to cool.

2.Using a sieve, add the flour, dry spices and baking powder into a bowl. Create a hole in the centre and pour in the cooled sugar mixture. Add the flour mixture using a circular motion, then fold through the beaten eggs, pecans, stem ginger and apples.

3.Finally pour the mixture into the tin and bake in the oven for 50 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.

26th September 2018

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The Viners Guide to Knives

Each of our Viners kitchen knives has been specifically-designed in the United Kingdom to handle a wide range of cutting tasks and to make meal preparation a breeze.

From the width of the blade to the length of the handle, choosing the right knife for the job at hand will ensure clean and easy slicing and dicing.

Here, we discuss Viners’ range of individual kitchen knives as well as a few items from our Select accessories range that can help you on your way to culinary excellence.

Eternal Chef Knife

 

 

This multi-purpose Chef’s Knife is designed to perform admirably at a variety of kitchen tasks, rather than excel at any one in particular.

The classic shape of the 8-inch stainless steel German blade will make light work of mincing and chopping vegetables as well as slicing meat with precision.

Available with either a marble effect handle or a wooden style handle, the Eternal Chef’s knife uses German Grade Stainless Steel for a longer lasting, hard wearing blade that maintains its sharp cutting edge.

 

 Eternal Paring Knife

Trimming mushrooms or strawberries? A paring knife excels at smaller precision tasks, making it one of the most utilised knives in a chef’s kitchen.

Paring, peeling and slicing are made easy with a 4-inch Paring Knife from Viners’ Eternal range. This small utility knife is extremely versatile and can be used in a wide range of ways.

The paring knife is the perfect size for peeling potatoes, apples or carrots, fitting comfortably and safely into your hand.

All knives in the Viners Eternal range come with a reassuring 25-year guarantee: With regular sharpening and maintenance, these knives will perform time and time again.

 

 

Eternal Utility Knife

 

 

Another versatile knife that’s great at multi-tasking in the kitchen. Choose a 5-inch Utility Knife for all of those small slicing tasks such as mincing shallots, fine-slicing herbs, and trimming your vegetables.

With a blade slightly longer than a paring knife, and being more agile and nimble than the larger chef’s knife, a utility knife is convenient and dependable.

Instead of using a large chef’s knife or serrated knife to cut through your sandwich, a utility knife is the perfect-sized blade for this small task and is also great for slicing, cutting and portioning large chunks of cheese.

 

Eternal Bread Knife

 

 

 

 

 

You’d be forgiven for thinking that a bread knife is only effective at slicing through bread, but the 8-inch serrated blade of the Viners Eternal Bread knife also makes light work of fruit and vegetables with tough, waxy or slippery outer skin. Use a bread knife to make preparing pineapples, watermelons or even large tomatoes effortless.

 

Eternal Santoku Knife

 

 

 

 

Originating from Japan, a Santoku knife is one that is specifically designed to slice fresh meat or fish. The Japanese word Santoku translates as ‘three virtues’ or ‘three uses’ and refers to the three tasks in which this knife excels: Slicing, dicing, and mincing.

The scalloped edge of the Eternal Marble 6.5-inch Santoku Knife creates air pockets between the blade and the meat, reducing friction and allowing for much thinner slices.

 

Eternal Carving Knife

 

 

 

 

 

As the name suggests, the Viners Eternal Marble Carving Knife is the perfect partner for separating meat from the bone and for portioning out cuts of meat for serving.

The narrow 8-inch blade allows for precise cuts giving you full control over your roasts, and also allows you to fillet large pieces of fish.

 

Select Steak Knives

 

 

 

 

 

The Viners Select accessory collection is made from high-quality stainless steel with a mirror finish and includes all the items required to meet your dining and entertaining needs.

The Viners Select Steak Knives feature a serrated blade to make enjoying juicy steaks and other cooked meats extra special.

 

Select Cheese Knives

The Viners 3-piece Select Cheese Knife Set is designed to elevate your cheeseboard, regardless of the variety of cheeses you’ve chosen to serve to your guests.

Cheese Slicer

Use this cheese slicer to achieve thin and even shards of hard cheese such as parmesan.

Pronged Knife

Perfect for soft and firm cheese alike. The sharp blade allows easy slicing with the pronged tip makes serving your cheese easy.

Hard Cheese Knife

This heavy and sturdy blade will make light work of the harder cheeses on your platter.

6th September 2018

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