lost in ladyfinger-land

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by amorphous, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. amorphous

    amorphous

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    i was wondering what type of ladyfingers to use for tiramisu.. is there one certain type? specific brand? certain main ingredient? please help if u can! thanx :)
     
  2. nicholas

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    Do not use the green kind of ladyfingers. :)
    A sugar coated one will of cause, result in a sweeter "sponge layer".
    A non sugar coated one will not give it a sweet "Sponge layer".
    And brand wise, it's really up to you. I like to use the sugar coated ones by Vicenzi.

    Main ingredients are:
    Coffee (sweetened)
    Ladyfingers, sponge layers, etc etc
    Eggs
    Marsala wine or Rum
    sugar
    Mascarpone
    Whipped Cream (optional)
    Kahlua (optional)
    Cocoa powder for dusting.

    I hope this helps, enjoy!
     
  3. harpua

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    OOooh boy. Tiramisu.. there's nothing like it. For me, it has to be authentic or nothing at all (well, maybe a little something).

    Consider making your own ladyfingers. The ones I make are very soft and spongy and make a HUGE difference. They are easy if you have a pastry bag.

    My instructor used the hard, cracker type ladyfingers, and it tasted good, but I don't think it's your best option. We used them for tiramisu sundaes and they didn't really get soft. Go for the spongy ones.