Easy Italian Ladyfingers (Savoiardi)

This ladyfingers recipe is so easy and simple! Ladyfingers are a nice, delicate sponge cake biscuits used in desserts like tiramisu. In Italy, they are known as savoiardi, (biscotti di Savoia) or sponge fingers. You can find them in some grocery stores or make them at home and prepare the best tiramisu with these nice, little ladyfingers.

Servings 18


  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • icing sugar for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 300°F/150°C/ Gas Mark 2. Grease baking sheets and coat lightly with flour, remove the excess.
  • Sift the salt and flour together 2 times. With an electric mixer, whisk the egg yolks with ½ of the sugar till thick enough to leave a ribbon trail when the whisks are lifted.
  • Next, take another bowl, add the egg whites and beat until stiff. Whisk in the remaining sugar till glossy.
  • Then, sift the flour over the yolks, spoon a large dollop of egg whites over flour, and gently fold in with a large spatula, putting the vanilla. Fold in the remaining whites.
  • Spoon the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a plain nozzle. Then, pipe 4″ long lines on the prepared baking sheets around 1-inch apart. Sieve over a layer of icing sugar. Turn the sheet upside down to get rid of any excess sugar.
  • Finally, bake for around 20 minutes, until crispy on the outside but soft in the center. Remove from the oven and cool slightly on the baking sheets, around 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let it cool completely.
  • Serve with a cup of coffee or tea… or use to make tiramisu (check out: LINK)!
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Buon Appetito!