History of the Ladyfingers
Let’s start with a little bit of history. According to Wikipedia, Ladyfingers were created in the 15th century to mark the occasion of a visit by the King of France. Other names for these cookies include savoiardi in Italy, sponge fingers in British English and Langues de Chats in Quebec. The spongy texture of Ladyfingers makes them ideal for soaking in sugar syrup or liqueur, or in coffee or espresso as a part of tiramisu. Infants enjoy these cookies because they are soft, yet easy to grasp and firm enough not to fall apart.