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where to buy ladyfingers

garhone Aug 30, 2007 02:55 PM

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

Thanks,
C

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    cecilia RE: garhone 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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      pearlD RE: cecilia 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 RE: garhone 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 RE: garhone 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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