History of Macarons

Macarons, the delicate and colorful French confection, have a rich history dating back centuries. Let's explore the origins and evolution of these iconic treats.

What are the origins of macarons?

The exact origins of macarons are a bit murky, but they are believed to have been introduced to France by Catherine de' Medici's Italian pastry chefs in the 16th century. The original macarons were simple almond meringue cookies without any filling.


Cherry Macarons Box of 12 - Jack and Beyond


How did macarons evolve over time?

It wasn't until the 20th century that the modern version of macarons, with a flavored filling sandwiched between two cookies, became popular. The famous French pastry shop Ladurée played a significant role in popularizing macarons in the 20th century.


Macarons & Berries Birthday Cake - Jack and Beyond


What are some interesting facts about macarons?

Macarons come in a wide variety of flavors and colors, including blackcurrant and cherry flavours, making them a versatile and visually appealing treat. You can even use them as a cake decoration, they make a gorgeous cake design. Some are adorned with festive decorations to celebrate the holiday periods, just like our christmas macarons!

They are also notoriously difficult to perfect, requiring precise measurements and techniques to achieve the perfect texture and shape.

Macarons have become a symbol of French culinary expertise and are now enjoyed all over the world, with many countries putting their own unique twist on the classic recipe. Order a mixed selection of Macarons from us here.

Next time you indulge in a macaron, take a moment to appreciate the centuries of history and tradition that have gone into creating these delightful treats.

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