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SAVOIARDI (Lady Fingers)
SAVOIARDI (Lady Fingers)
Cook Time
7 mins
Ladyfingers (Italian Savoiardi biscuits) - homemade cookies essential for desserts like Tiramisu, Banana Pudding or trifles.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 36 biscuits
Author: KitchenNostalgia
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 120 g (1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp) granulated sugar
  • 50 g (5 1/3 Tbsp) cornstarch
  • 100 g (3/4 cup + 1/2 Tbsp) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbs powdered sugar
  1. Beat the egg white, then beat in half the amount of granulated sugar and cornstarch until the mixture makes a stiff meringue.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks with remaining sugar and vanilla extract.

    Fold in flour and beaten egg whites.

  3. Using a pastry bag with a plain 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) tip, pipe the batter onto the baking sheets. Sprinkle ladyfingers / savoiardi with powdered sugar.

  4. Bake 8-12 minutes in 200 C (390 F) oven, until the cookies are lightly colored. Allow them to cool before removing them from the paper.