There are two uses for ladyfingers. Eaten as is, or soaked in desserts such as trifle, charlotte, or tiramisu. On their own, ladyfingers are not overly exciting and that is why they feed them to babies in Hungary; hence the name babapiskóta or baby sponge. The rich buttery, sometimes chocolaty cookies shaped the same way go by a different name; those are called macskanyelv or cat tongues.
I made these ladyfingers with all purpose white flour. I used a pastry bag to shape them, but a strong freezer bag with one corner cut off will work just as well.
Watch the video how easy this is:
3 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
icing sugar for sprinkling
• Preheat the oven to 350F.
• Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
• Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
• Gradually add the sugar beating all the while.
• Beat until hard peaks form, but do NOT overbeat. The peaks should retain a gentle softness.
• Add the egg yolks and beat to combine.
• Gently and gradually, fold in the flour.
• Fill a large piping bag with the batter and without using a tip, pipe the batter on the prepared baking pan.
• Lightly sprinkle the top with icing sugar.
• Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes.
• Remove from the oven and enjoy.