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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
1/2 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
- Preheat oven to 200*C. Brush a 9-inch square baking tray with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
- Whisk flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Work 3 tablespoons softened butter into flour mixture using your hands.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Roll the dough from the long edge and cut into 18 rolls.
- Place them on the baking tray and cook for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
- Beat the icing sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Top the rolls with the frosting and serve.