Snap Your Ladyfingers

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We did some Italian Baking at the wonderful Saltbox Farm and this time we made ladyfingers. Baking in general requires work. I wish you could snap your LADY fingers :) and produce a homemade cookie, but it doesn’t happen that way. There are steps involved, flour all over your kitchen counter, kneading dough, and cleanup is merciless. To be a baker requires patience. But if you stick this recipe out delicious ladyfingers you produce;  light, fluffy, and crispy on the outside. Enjoy!

 

Ladyfingers Recipe

Using a plain piping tip, pipe mixture 2” long and very close together on a sheet pan

 

Ladyfingers Recipe

Ladyfingers go great as part of this tiramisu

 

Ladyfingers
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 10
 
Ladyfingers are delicious cookies to eat with tea or coffee, or as part of a tiramisu.
Ingredients
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 4.5oz granulated sugar
  • 13.5 egg whites
  • 7.5oz granulated sugar
  • ⅓ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 15oz pastry flour
Instructions
  1. Whip egg yolks and sugar to pale yellow ribbons
  2. Whip egg whites, lemon juice and sugar to medium soft peaks
  3. Fold yolk mixture into egg white mixture. Carefully fold in the sifted flour as not to deflate.
  4. Using a plain piping tip, pipe 2” long and very close together on a sheet pan
  5. Sift powder sugar over the top and bake at 375 degrees F until very light golden brown

 

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