Hi! I’m Abi
A little bit about Abi’s Macarons…
Abi’s Macarons was founded in 2018, but the idea came a few years before when two friends of mine suggested that I give the finicky macaron a go. At the time I had never even heard of a macaron! After two years of countless failed attempts and the patience and support of my family, we were finally able to turn the idea of Abi’s Macarons into reality.
All of our macarons are baked at home in the town of Bridgend, South Wales, UK. We produce larger than average macarons, full of delightful flavour combinations. Where possible we aim to use locally sourced ingredients and support local businesses. All of our fruit purees, curds and caramels, for our fillings, are made fresh from our kitchen.
As well as gift and selection boxes, we offer wedding favours and macaron towers – with or without cake. Please see our services page for more information!
The French macaron comes from the Italian word ‘maccherone’, meaning fine dough; which is derived from the word ‘ammaccare’ meaning to crush or beat. This is used in reference to the ground almonds which are the principle ingredient in macarons.
It is believed that the macaron was born in Italy and brought over to France as early as 1533 by Catherine di Medici, where it was there developed eventually becoming the macaron we know today from the 1890’s.