Savoiardi/Lady fingers/Sponge fingers is an Italian cookie that is shaped like a big fat finger. This is the main ingredient in many Italian desserts like Tiramisu, Charlottes etc. I wanted to make a Tiramisu cake and ended up making eggless Lady fingers.I adapted the basic procedure from joy of baking and combined the recipe for short bread and lady fingers and ended up with these cookies.Since I have never tasted the real lady fingers I cannot comment if these tasted more or less similar to the original. But all I could say is the taste and flavor was really good and it soaked the coffee well in Tiramisu which served the purpose.And above all my daughter just loves these sponge fingers more than the regular cookies.
All purpose flour: 1 cup
Butter: 1/2 cup
Milk: 1/4 cup
Sugar: 1/4 cup
Baking powder: 1/4 tsp
Vanilla extract: 1/2 tsp
Powdered sugar: 2 tablespoons
Beat butter and sugar well with a hand blender until it is creamy
Add milk, flour,vanilla extract and baking soda and mix well
Place the dough in a piping/ziplock bag with 1/2 inch round tip
Pipe the batter in 3" straight lines in a parchment paper
Sprinkle the powdered sugar on the piped sponges.
Bake at 350F for 8 - 10 minutes. Remove from oven when it slightly starts turning brown.
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