Ladyfingers from scratch are easy to make with ingredients you already have on hand. Eggs, sugar, flour, and baking powder.
Packaged Ladyfingers are often full of preservatives and not always easily available. Ladyfingers from Scratch are actually very easy to make. You probably already have the ingredients on-hand and these are just perfect for making Tiramisu.
What are ladyfingers?
Ladyfingers are a sponge-type of cookie that is often used in trifles tiramisu. They’re typically soaked in some sort of sugar syrup or liqueur, and usually coffee or espresso for tiramisu.
Ingredients in ladyfingers from scratch-
Ladyfingers are a simple recipe using eggs, a small amount of sugar, all-purpose flour, and baking powder for leavening.
How to store ladyfingers-
Homemade ladyfingers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for two or three days. They also freeze well and may be frozen for up to two months in an airtight container.
Ladyfingers From Scratch - Perfect For Tiramisu
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Fit large pastry bag with a plain ½ inch round tube. If you don't have one, just cut off the end of a Ziploc bag.
- Place egg whites in a bowl and beat on high until soft peaks start to form. Don't over beat the egg whites.
- Slowly add 2 Tablespoons sugar and continue beating until stiff and glossy.
- In another bowl, beat 4 egg yolks and remaining ⅔ cup sugar.
- Whip until thick and very pale in color.
- In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup flour and ½ teaspoon baking powder.
- Fold half the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.
- Fold in flour, and then add the remaining egg whites.
- Transfer mixture to the pastry bag (or Ziploc bag) and pipe strips that look like ladyfingers onto the prepared baking sheet (make them about 6 inches long).
- Bake for 8 minutes.
Slightly adapted from The Cupcake Project.