Alessi Lady Fingers, 7 oz, $2.89
Perfect for tiramisu. Savoiardi, commonly known as Lady Fingers, are delightful and delicately light cookies from Italy that have been enjoyed by Italians for generations. Eaten as a snack alongside a glass of milk, children love their simple goodness. Adults too enjoy nibbling on them between sips of espresso or cappuccino. The Italians have invented wonderous desserts using them in creations like Tiramisu. Tiramisu is an Italian delight that has of late become a most fashionable dessert. Its origins have been traced back to Siena where it had been called Zuppa Del Duca or The Duke's Soup. The dessert became very popular in Florence in the nineteenth century where the English people who lived in the town renamed it Zuppa Inglese or English Soup. The dessert has several variations and has always enjoyed great popularity over the years regardless of the name. Made with mascarpone cheese, delicate lady fingers and laced with strong espresso coffee, Tiramisu literally translates to pick me up which refers to the inevitable energizing boost this dessert will provide. www.alessifoods.com. Product of Italy.