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Date added: 16 February 2010

Battering it out for Pancake Day 

WH Smith flip their way to victory in Swindon town centre
 
They specialise in the stationary department, but this morning the boys from WH Smith proved they’re more than just pens and paper as they were crowned winners of the inSwindon pancake race of 2010.
 
Twenty retail staff from shops from Swindon town centre joined the inSwindon team to participate in the now annual event - despite the 'greasy' conditions of the track in Wharf Green.
 
Going for gold:
Luke Robinson (l) and Alex Down winners of the 2010
inSwindon Pancake Race
 
After three rain-soaked heats the final was eventually won by the WH Smith boy’s team, or ‘Alex’s team’ as they liked to call themselves, who flipped their way to victory.

Simon Jackson, chief executive of inSwindon, said: “It's great to see everyone getting involved, and Wharf Green is the perfect space to stage the event. 

“The staff don't normally get to socialise with staff from other shops, so it was great fun for all!”
 
SwindonWeb's Perfect Pancake Recipe
 
Ingredients:
 
100g (4oz) plain flour
1 egg
1/2 pint full-fat milk
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon of sunflower oil
 
To serve: 1 freshly squeezed lemon and/or sprinkling of sugar
 
Instructions:
 
1. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl
2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes
3. Heat a non-stick pan for 2-3 minutes
4. Add a tablespoon of the batter mix for each pancake, making sure the mixture spreads evenly
5. Flip the pancake to cook both sides
6. Enjoy with freshly squeezed lemon and sugar - just how we like it here at SwindonWeb!
Swindon's Pancake Race 2010 - 16/02/2010
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