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#6: Ladyfingers 

With apologies to Hannibal Lecter, these are merely sponge cakes in a delicate fingerlike form.

Because these biscuits are dry, they're best soaked in something. That's how they're used these days in tiramisu – and also how they're used in this 1820 poem by John Keats:

"Fetch me that Ottoman, and prithee keep / Your voice low," said the Emperor, "and steep / Some lady's fingers nice in Candy wine"

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