Russia World Cup 2018 – Mexico V Sweden

The World Cup is in full swing now. Mexico is playing Sweden today so here are some ideas for a football and cultured inspired night.

Mexican Chipotle Beef Tortillas with Pico de Gallo


1 tbsp oil
1 can Passata
1 tbsp chipotle paste
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 large red onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 lb minced beef
4 plum tomatoes
1 small jalapeno
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped coriander
8 tortillas


  1. Heat the oil in a pan on a medium-high heat. Cook the mince in the pan until brown, add the passata, chipotle paste, cumin and seasoning.
  2. Thinly slice 3/4 of the onion and crush the garlic. Add this into the pan, reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Leave this for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. For the pico de gallo, finely chop the remaining onion, add the cut up tomatoes, jalapeno, lime juice, and coriander. Mix this together and leave until serving.
  4. Warm the tortillas, fill with the beef mixture and serve with the pico de gallo.


Swedish Cinnamon Rolls



2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup milk
1 egg


1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Icing

1 cup icing sugar
4 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 200*C. Brush a 9-inch square baking tray with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  2. Whisk flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Work 3 tablespoons softened butter into flour mixture using your hands.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the egg and milk together and then add to the flour-butter mixture. Stir with a spatula until a soft dough forms.
  4. Flour a work surface or board and roll the dough out into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Then brush the dough with 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
  5. To make the filling, mix the ingredients together and sprinkle half of the mixture into the base of the baking tray and the remaining mixture on the dough.
  6. Roll the dough from the long edge and cut into 18 rolls.
  7. Place them on the baking tray and cook for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
  8. Beat the icing sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract until smooth.
  9. Top the rolls with the frosting and serve.


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