ladyfinger

noun
la·​dy·​fin·​ger | \ ˈlā-dē-ˌfiŋ-gər How to pronounce ladyfinger (audio) \

Definition of ladyfinger

: a small finger-shaped sponge cake

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Cover the filling with a second layer of ladyfingers and drizzle with the remaining liqueur and espresso. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How to Make Sophia Loren's Tiramisu," 16 Sep. 2016 Arrange 8 ladyfinger cookies (breaking as necessary) in bottoms of 8 short 8- to 10-oz glasses, then drizzle half of melted sorbet over them to evenly coat. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Lemon Mascarpone Parfaits," 27 July 2018 Layer another one-third of yogurt mixture over berries, followed by a layer of remaining ladyfingers. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon liqueur and dollop with remaining yogurt mixture. Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Vanilla Yogurt and Berry Trifle," 4 Nov. 2010 Take your pick: blancmange, tipsy cake, charlotte russe with ladyfingers, cornflake macaroons, sea foam frosting. Barbara Mahany, chicagotribune.com, "Retro cookbooks offer comforts from another era for these uncertain times," 29 June 2018 Using a spoon, drizzle about half the liqueur and half the espresso over the ladyfingers. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How to Make Sophia Loren's Tiramisu," 16 Sep. 2016 The crunchy almond cookies replace soft smushy ladyfingers for a welcome twist on the classic dessert. Ignacio Mattos, Bon Appetit, "Tiramisù With Amaretti Cookies," 23 Apr. 2018 Dollop about half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers and spread it into an even layer. The Editors At House Beautiful, House Beautiful, "A Festive and Unique Twist on a Classic Dessert," 19 Nov. 2014 Cover the ladyfingers with the remaining mascarpone mixture and spread it into an even layer. Sift the remaining cocoa powder over the top. The Editors At House Beautiful, House Beautiful, "A Festive and Unique Twist on a Classic Dessert," 19 Nov. 2014

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First Known Use of ladyfinger

1820, in the meaning defined above

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