Savoiardi or Lady Fingers are a classic Italian biscuit. A simple and versatile biscuit that is used general as a base for tiramisu or our Mocha dessert.
PREHEAT your oven to 200C
SEPERATE your egg yolks from the whites.
BEAT the egg yolks with half the sugar.
ADD the vanilla, baking powder and lemon zest to the yolk mixture.
CONTINUE to beat until the egg yolks are light and fluffy.
BEAT the egg whites in a separate bowl with a pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks then slowly add a little at a time the remaining sugar.
GENTLY fold half of the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture
NOW slowly add the sifted flour and potato flour into the mixture little at a time folding gently.
ADD the remaining egg whites folding gently.
LINE a baking tray with a sheet of parchment paper.
FILL a piping bag with a 1 cm round tip with the dough.
PIPE about a 10cm long strip of dough making sure you leaving a 2cms space between each biscuit.
SPRINKLE some sugar on top of each biscuit and then some icing sugar and bake for 10-15 mins.
LEAVE the savoiardi biscuits cool completely before removing from parchment paper.