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where to buy ladyfingers

garhone Aug 30, 2007 02:55 PM

Where can I find "sponge-cake-type" ladyfingers (as specified in a recipe)? Is there a brand-name I should be looking for?


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    cecilia Aug 30, 2007 04:59 PM

    You can find them at Loblaws, Dominion, or any large grocery stores, in the cookie aisle. I am not sure what brand is best though.

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    1. re: cecilia
      pearlD Aug 30, 2007 05:36 PM

      Several Italian stores have them in packages but you could also try Italian /Portugese bakerys. What comes to mind right now is Nova Era with a few locations ...check the phonebook. Perhaps Granowska's on Roncesvailles or even Commisso Brothers on Kincourt. The Grande Cheese Store on Orfus Road may also have them.

    2. Kagemusha Aug 30, 2007 08:01 PM

      The bought, cheapie Italian types are OK and widely-available. They're really easy to make, too.

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        egon61 Aug 30, 2007 08:14 PM

        I've seen them at every Dominion I've been into in Toronto. I don't see a need for any special trips - most recipes just use them as a sponge to absorb some kind of liquid, so I can't picture nuances of flavour or texture between different brands being that important.

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