#oliviassweetsixteen

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A mere week ago, I was throwing a chocolate-themed Sweet Sixteen for a friend’s daughter. After a chocolate blind tasting, the girls rolled up their sleeves and rolled truffles. This was by far the most popular activity of the evening. Every guest left with a small bag of truffles and the printed recipe.
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Truffles aren’t hard to make but finding a basic, straightforward recipe proved surprisingly challenging. I ended up preparing 3 lbs of ganache using a 2 to 1 ratio by weight of chocolate to cream. Translation: we used 2 lbs of @eclatchocolate 71% chocolate chips and 1 quart of @bailysdairy heavy cream. The chips had a very nice complex flavor with a nice acidity. The recipe below will yield about 20 truffles, try it on this Labor Day!
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CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES RECIPE
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Ingredients
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- 100g (3.5 oz or 1/2 cup) heavy cream
- 200g (7 oz) 60-70% dark chocolate, finely chopped OR high quality chocolate chips
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For garnish: finely chopped nuts, cacao powder, vermicelli, or crushed pretzels
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Preparation
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- Place the chopped chocolate in a glass or Pyrex bowl. - In a small pan, bring the heavy cream to a simmer. Watch the pot closely, you don’t want to make it boil! Pour the cream over the chocolate, cover, and let rest for 2 minutes.
- Using a spatula, stir the chocolate until the mixture is smooth and shiny. Transfer to a rectangular Pyrex dish and let the ganache harden for a couple of hours (overnight is best) at room temperature or 30 minutes in the fridge.
- When ready to shape the truffles, place each garnish in its own little bowl. Using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop the ganache into tablespoon portion. Using your hands, shape into small balls, then roll in the garnish of your choice. This is the most satisfying, but also messiest part. Wear an apron if you must!
-Serve immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container. The truffles are best enjoyed at room temperature.

A mere week ago, I was throwing a chocolate-themed Sweet Sixteen for a friend’s daughter. After a chocolate blind tasting, the girls rolled up their sleeves and rolled truffles. This was by far the most popular activity of the evening. Every guest left with a small bag of truffles and the printed recipe.

Truffles aren’t hard to make but finding a basic, straightforward recipe proved surprisingly challenging. I ended up preparing 3 lbs of ganache using a 2 to 1 ratio by weight of chocolate to cream. Translation: we used 2 lbs of @eclatchocolate 71% chocolate chips and 1 quart of @bailysdairy heavy cream. The chips had a very nice complex flavor with a nice acidity. The recipe below will yield about 20 truffles, try it on this Labor Day!

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES RECIPE

Ingredients

- 100g (3.5 oz or 1/2 cup) heavy cream
- 200g (7 oz) 60-70% dark chocolate, finely chopped OR high quality chocolate chips

For garnish: finely chopped nuts, cacao powder, vermicelli, or crushed pretzels

Preparation

- Place the chopped chocolate in a glass or Pyrex bowl. - In a small pan, bring the heavy cream to a simmer. Watch the pot closely, you don’t want to make it boil! Pour the cream over the chocolate, cover, and let rest for 2 minutes.
- Using a spatula, stir the chocolate until the mixture is smooth and shiny. Transfer to a rectangular Pyrex dish and let the ganache harden for a couple of hours (overnight is best) at room temperature or 30 minutes in the fridge.
- When ready to shape the truffles, place each garnish in its own little bowl. Using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop the ganache into tablespoon portion. Using your hands, shape into small balls, then roll in the garnish of your choice. This is the most satisfying, but also messiest part. Wear an apron if you must!
-Serve immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container. The truffles are best enjoyed at room temperature.

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I’ve long dreamed of throwing a chocolate-themed birthday party. When my friend Karen asked if I’d do it for her daughter’s sweet sixteen, my answer was a resounding YES! We served cacao juice drinks (recipe to come), made truffles (more on this soon), and did a chocolate blind tastings. This is what the girls tried:
1️⃣ 100% Venezuela Guasare bar by @somachocolatemaker 
2️⃣ 75% Bejofo Estate Madagascar dark chocolate by @akessons_organic 
3️⃣ 80% Arhuacos dark chocolate by @castronovochocolate 
4️⃣ 63% Sierra Nevada dark milk by @castronovochocolate 
Without knowledge of the percentages, the girls approached the samples with an open mind. The two favorites were the 75% Madagascar and the 63% Sierra Nevada dark milk. I liked seeing empty tasting mats, although some used the samples as crayons to color the paper 😅 I’ll share more about the party in the next couple of days. In the meantime, tell me, have you ever been participated to a blind (chocolate) tasting? What are some of the things you learned? #oliviassweetsixteen #37chocolatestastings

I’ve long dreamed of throwing a chocolate-themed birthday party. When my friend Karen asked if I’d do it for her daughter’s sweet sixteen, my answer was a resounding YES! We served cacao juice drinks (recipe to come), made truffles (more on this soon), and did a chocolate blind tastings. This is what the girls tried:
1️⃣ 100% Venezuela Guasare bar by @somachocolatemaker
2️⃣ 75% Bejofo Estate Madagascar dark chocolate by @akessons_organic
3️⃣ 80% Arhuacos dark chocolate by @castronovochocolate
4️⃣ 63% Sierra Nevada dark milk by @castronovochocolate
Without knowledge of the percentages, the girls approached the samples with an open mind. The two favorites were the 75% Madagascar and the 63% Sierra Nevada dark milk. I liked seeing empty tasting mats, although some used the samples as crayons to color the paper 😅 I’ll share more about the party in the next couple of days. In the meantime, tell me, have you ever been participated to a blind (chocolate) tasting? What are some of the things you learned? #oliviassweetsixteen #37chocolatestastings

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When you’re not afraid to be yourself, you shine.. #BeYouJoey #JojoBeans #dancingwithastranger #CantHoldHimBack #LivingHisBestPossibleLife #Dance #OliviasSweetSixteen

When you’re not afraid to be yourself, you shine.. #BeYouJoey #JojoBeans #dancingwithastranger #CantHoldHimBack #LivingHisBestPossibleLife #Dance #OliviasSweetSixteen

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Olivia’s birthday song and @therealcapedcrusader and @chriscarabajal killing it on the dance floor 😉 #Oliviassweetsixteen #danceparty #killingit

Olivia’s birthday song and @therealcapedcrusader and @chriscarabajal killing it on the dance floor 😉 #Oliviassweetsixteen #danceparty #killingit

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My boy @creao_official and @jtrevvisuals made Olivia's sweet 16 lit! @iamcardib #sweetsixteen #dripdrip #migos #cardi #cardib #cardibmigos #djcreao #djsergiocolandrea #oliviassweetsixteen #jtrevvisuals #litlit #birthday #dj #discjockey

My boy @creao_official and @jtrevvisuals made Olivia's sweet 16 lit! @iamcardib #sweetsixteen #dripdrip #migos #cardi #cardib #cardibmigos #djcreao #djsergiocolandrea #oliviassweetsixteen #jtrevvisuals #litlit #birthday #dj #discjockey

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What a wonderful outing at the Georgia Aquarium 🐬🐟🐙🦀🐠 #OliviasSweetSixteen

What a wonderful outing at the Georgia Aquarium 🐬🐟🐙🦀🐠 #OliviasSweetSixteen

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Tonight was sweet #Oliviassweetsixteen

Tonight was sweet #Oliviassweetsixteen

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Every now and then all 4 of us make it on the same photo😂 #love #family #timetogether #preciousmoments #specialtime #oliviassweetsixteen

Every now and then all 4 of us make it on the same photo😂 #love #family #timetogether #preciousmoments #specialtime #oliviassweetsixteen

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My cousin is sooo funny😂😇sorry not sorry Angela! #tbt #oliviassweetsixteen #jbiebs #sorry

My cousin is sooo funny😂😇sorry not sorry Angela! #tbt #oliviassweetsixteen #jbiebs #sorry

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Sweet sixteening in style 💕👌🏽#oliviassweetsixteen #familigia @olivia_mitri

Sweet sixteening in style 💕👌🏽 #oliviassweetsixteen #familigia @olivia_mitri

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had a lovely night with some very lovely people. #OliviasSweetSixteen 💕☔🎪🎠

had a lovely night with some very lovely people. #OliviasSweetSixteen 💕☔🎪🎠

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#OliviasSweetSixteen #16candles #hippychic #sushi #hippyparty #pinthepeacesignonthehippy

#OliviasSweetSixteen #16candles #hippychic #sushi #hippyparty #pinthepeacesignonthehippy

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#ariel #imamermaid #polaroid #oliviassweetsixteen photo creds @mike_anticev ❤️❤️❤️

#ariel #imamermaid #polaroid #oliviassweetsixteen photo creds @mike_anticev ❤️❤️❤️

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How gorgeous is my sister? 👯💕 #oliviassweetsixteen

How gorgeous is my sister? 👯💕 #oliviassweetsixteen

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Familia 💕#oliviassweetsixteen

Familia 💕 #oliviassweetsixteen

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Shake it like a Polaroid picture. 💕📷 #oliviassweetsixteen

Shake it like a Polaroid picture. 💕📷 #oliviassweetsixteen

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Channeling my inner Glenda the Good Witch ⭐️#OliviasSweetSixteen #Halloween

Channeling my inner Glenda the Good Witch ⭐️ #OliviasSweetSixteen #Halloween

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Princess Emily👸 #oliviassweetsixteen

Princess Emily👸 #oliviassweetsixteen

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#oliviassweetsixteen

#oliviassweetsixteen

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This must be where Kieren gets his

This must be where Kieren gets his "Im not scared of anything"attitude from, We just love uncle Jut!!! #oliviassweetsixteen #familyfun

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Jut and his most favorite koozie! #oliviassweetsixteen #windyflanders #familyfun

Jut and his most favorite koozie! #oliviassweetsixteen #windyflanders #familyfun

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And there he goes!!! #oliviassweetsixteen

And there he goes!!! #oliviassweetsixteen

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Kieren Having A Blast at Liv's party!! Kieren adores his Liv and misses her!! #oliviassweetsixteen  #goodtimes

Kieren Having A Blast at Liv's party!! Kieren adores his Liv and misses her!! #oliviassweetsixteen #goodtimes

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I wish I was there! @realoliviaholt #olivia #oliviaholt #oliviasweet16 #oliviassweet16 #livvy #livvyholt #oliviasweetsixteen #oliviassweetsixteen #wishiwasthere

I wish I was there! @realoliviaholt #olivia #oliviaholt #oliviasweet16 #oliviassweet16 #livvy #livvyholt #oliviasweetsixteen #oliviassweetsixteen #wishiwasthere

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at this point we are purp:)) #oliviassweetsixteen @sophiagiavotella

at this point we are purp:)) #oliviassweetsixteen @sophiagiavotella

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#oliviassweetsixteen @livv_adamss9396 @akline55 @alyssanicole515 @catieewhalen @courtmondelli

#oliviassweetsixteen @livv_adamss9396 @akline55 @alyssanicole515 @catieewhalen @courtmondelli