where to buy ladyfingers
Where can I find "sponge-cake-type" ladyfingers (as specified in a recipe)? Is there a brand-name I should be looking for?
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.
The bought, cheapie Italian types are OK and widely-available. They're really easy to make, too.
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.