The sweet world of Hatch Family Chocolates returns to TLC with the new series Little Chocolatiers, following the lives of Steve & Katie Hatch, a married couple who also happen to be little people. With their popular shop in Salt Lake City, Steve & Katie continue the Hatch family tradition of chocolate making. From hand-dipped confections to mouth-watering custom creations, the couple and their employees are working hard to outdo themselves and keep their customers happy.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Little Chocolatiers - Candy making - Netflix
Candy making is the preparation of candies and sugar confections. Candy making includes the preparation of many various candies, such as hard candies, jelly beans, gumdrops, taffy, liquorice, cotton candy, chocolates and chocolate truffles, dragées, fudge, caramel candy and toffee. Candy is made by dissolving sugar in water or milk to form a syrup, which is boiled until it reaches the desired concentration or starts to caramelize. The type of candy depends on the ingredients and how long the mixture is boiled. Candy comes in a wide variety of textures, from soft and chewy to hard and brittle. A chocolatier is a person who prepares confectionery from chocolate, and is distinct from a chocolate maker, who creates chocolate from cacao beans and other ingredients. Cotton candy is a form of spun sugar often prepared using a cotton candy machine.
Little Chocolatiers - Chocolatiering - Netflix
Chocolatiering, the preparing of confections from chocolate, involves the techniques of tempering, molding and sculpting. Tempering is a heat treatment method performed on chocolate involving heating and cooling the chocolate to result in desired characteristics like shininess of the chocolate or 'snap', the way it breaks. Molding is a design technique used in making chocolate pieces that are of a certain shape by taking liquid chocolate and pouring it into a mold and letting it harden. Sculpting is a type of three-dimensional artwork that may involve using molds and pieces of chocolate, and decorating the piece with designs in chocolate.
Little Chocolatiers - References - Netflix