World Cup Final menu for Scrumptious Saturdays #11

Scrumptious Saturdays is my series of weekly roundups.  I am frequently surfing around the interweb looking at lovely pictures of food and finding delicious new recipes that I want to try out. I thought it might be handy for you if I shared some of my favourites with you each week.


Last week’s theme was a menu for the Wimbledon Final. This week we’ll swap from tennis to football as the final of the World Cup is played tomorrow. Lots of bloggers have had great fun cooking recipes for different teams in the world cup to enter into Chris’s Foodies World Cup Challenge. I have selected an assortment of those entries to compile our World Cup Final menu featuring finalists Germany and Argentina.

If you have lots of friends coming, then Karen from Lavender and Lovage has this fabulous Argentinian Picada. This is a sharing platter of meats, pickles and pastries. I love this sort of nibbly eating with friends.

Argentinean Picada
click the pic to see Karen’s Argentinean Picada recipe

If you want a German snack instead, then check out my step-by-step photo tutorial for making these German Bierocks, which are fantastic with a beer or two.

click the pic to see my Bierocks recipe

If you’d prefer a proper meal, then try out Caroline’s steaks with Argentinian Chimichurri.

steak with chimichurri
click the pic to see Caroline’s recipe

Staying with Argentina, you could serve this Argentinian potato salad as an accompaniment. This recipe is from Cheryl at Mad House Family Reviews.

Argentinian potato salad
click the pic to see Cheryl’s recipe

To throw a little German into the mix, add some homemade Suaerkraut. Here’s my very easy recipe.

German sauerkraut
click the pic to see my Sauerkraut recipe


Of course, even though Brazil crashed out in spectacular fashion, they are still the hosting country and have provided much fun and colour, so here’s my recipe for suco, a juice drunk all over Brazil.

Strawberry, Melon and Mint Suco
click the pic for my Strawberry, Melon and Mint Suco recipe

To finish off, here is the very first Brazilian recipe I made at the start of the World Cup. The peaks of this Quindão, or Brazilian Baked Custard Coconut Flan, are reminiscent of the beautiful Brazilian scenery we have seen so much of in the past four weeks.

Quindão recipe
click the pic to see my Quindão recipe

I hope you have enjoyed the World Cup – either in footballing terms like Mr Vohn or in foodie terms like me!

In other news, I am currently on holiday so haven’t been blogging this week. Normal service will resume in a week or so.


World Cup Final menu


    • Thanks Sandra! It was a fun one to research and write too! 🙂

  1. I hope, you are enjoying your holiday. What a lovely round-up. It has really been great fun so far. Maybe I still even watch some football, but then again, I also have some writing to do.

    • Thanks Chris. Your foodie world cup challenge has been great fun. I did actually watch the final – the only match I watched in its entirety! Your roundup will be the longest blog post in history! 😉

  2. What a wonderful array of tv snacks Vohn and thanks so much for featuring my Picada! Karen xxxx

    • Thanks Karen and my pleasure – your Picada looks delicious! 🙂

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