Authentic Homemade Savoiardi Recipe: Perfect Italian Ladyfingers

Discover the delightful experience of making Savoiardi, also known as Italian ladyfingers, right in your own kitchen with this authentic homemade recipe.

Archana Doshi
Authentic Homemade Savoiardi Recipe: Perfect Italian Ladyfingers
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Discover the delightful experience of making Savoiardi, also known as Italian ladyfingers, right in your own kitchen with this authentic homemade recipe. Savoiardi are light, airy biscuits with a slightly crisp exterior and a soft, sponge-like interior. Their name, derived from the Savoy region in Italy, speaks to their rich history and cultural significance.

These delicate biscuits boast a subtly sweet flavor with hints of vanilla and lemon, making them perfect for both snacking and as a key ingredient in classic desserts like tiramisu. The homemade version ensures a freshness and a melt-in-your-mouth texture that store-bought varieties simply can't match.

In our detailed guide, I'll walk you through each step of the process, sharing tips and tricks from my own kitchen to yours. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a novice, you'll find joy in creating these elegant biscuits. Serve them with a dusting of powdered sugar, alongside a rich espresso, or use them to elevate your next dessert masterpiece. Embrace the charm of Italian baking with this easy-to-follow Savoiardi recipe and bring a touch of tradition to your table.

It is popularly used for making Tiramisu, the delicious cheese dessert from Italy. These are a few of those biscuits which cannot be made without eggs. Click here to get a simple and quick version of the Tiramisu I make at home.

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Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Course: Dessert
Diet: Eggetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

60 M


30 cookies


  • 4 Whole Eggs , separated
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar , divided
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Sugar , powdered for dusting

How to make Authentic Homemade Savoiardi Recipe: Perfect Italian Ladyfingers

  1. To begin making the Homemade Savoiardi Recipe, measure all ingredients and keep them ready.

  2. To prepare preheat oven to 180 C.

  3. If you have a lady's finger pan prepare the pan by buttering and flouring the pan. If you dont have one, then prepare a baking sheet by buttering and flouring it. Keep them aside.

  4. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks with 50g (1/4 cup) of granulated sugar and the vanilla extract until the mixture is pale and thick. This should take about 3-4 minutes with an electric mixer on medium-high speed.

  5. In another clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites with the salt until they form soft peaks.Gradually add the remaining 50g (1/4 cup) of granulated sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form.

  6. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the yolk mixture, being careful not to deflate the egg whites. Fold until just combined.

  7. Sift the flour over the egg mixture and gently fold it in until no streaks of flour remain. Be careful to keep the batter light and airy. The reason you have to be extra gently is so that the air from the beaten egg whites remain. This will help the mixture rise and fluff in the oven.

  8. Transfer the batter into the prepared piping bag. Pipe the batter into 4-inch long strips, leaving about 1 inch of space between each strip. Generously dust the piped batter with powdered sugar. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and then dust again. This helps to create the classic crisp exterior.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until the ladyfingers are lightly golden and firm to the touch. Allow the Savoiardi to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

  10. Serving Suggestions:

  11. Tiramisu: Use your homemade Savoiardi as the base for a delicious tiramisu. Layer them with mascarpone cheese, coffee, and cocoa for an authentic Italian dessert.

  12. With Coffee or Tea: Serve them as a delightful accompaniment to a cup of espresso, cappuccino, or tea.

  13. As a Snack: Enjoy them plain or with a dusting of powdered sugar for a light and satisfying snack.

  14. These homemade Savoiardi are a perfect way to bring a touch of Italy into your home. They are simple to make and incredibly versatile, offering a sweet treat that's both delicate and flavorful. Enjoy!