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Lady Fingers/Salviardi (without shortening, with eggs and baking powder; flavored with anise)
Originated from: Italy
Occasion: Any time & special times
Contributed by: Taken from "The Complete Italian Cook Book: LA CUCINA" by Rose L. Sorce (Grosset & Dunlap, 1953)

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4 eggs
1 tablespoon anise flavoring
pinch of salt
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sugar


Beat eggs with sugar until creamy.

Sift flour, salt and baking powder together, and slowly add to egg mixture.

Keep beating until smooth and creamy.

Butter a cookie sheet, sprinkle it with flour, and drop batter by spoonfuls on it, shaping the batter oblong.

Cookies should be about 2 inches apart on the cook sheet.

Bake in a moderate oven for about 10 minutes, or until a delicate brown.

Makes about 3 dozen. These keep nicely and are excellent for young children.


This recipe was taken from "The Complete Italian Cook Book: La Cucina" by Rose L. Sorce. It was published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1953. For the entire copyright-free cookbook see www.archive.org.... Photo of a store-bought ladyfinger: Mary Melfi.

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