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Vegan Ladyfingers (Savoiardi Cookies)

These light and slightly crunchy vegan ladyfingers (Italian Savoiardi biscuits) are perfect to use as the base for tiramisu recipes or to simply enjoy with a cup of coffee. They are eggless and dairy-free yet taste very close to the originals! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 40 cookies
Calories 67kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F) and line 2 cookie sheets or baking trays with a sheet of parchment paper. You can very lightly grease the baking sheet with oil as this will make it super easy to remove the baked cookies, oil spray works best.
  • Take a large clean bowl, and make sure it's completely dry and free of any grease. Add the aquafaba and cream of tartar to a large bowl or stand mixer and whisk on high speed for 5 minutes until soft peaks form.
  • Slowly add in 3.55oz (100g) of caster sugar, one dash at a time while continuing to whisk and incorporate the sugar into the aquafaba. Continue whisking for another 3 minutes until it reaches stiff peaks.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining 2.45oz (70g) sugar, coconut milk, sunflower oil, and vanilla extract until combined. Use a spatula to carefully fold the whipped aquafaba into the bowl the coconut milk mixture, in 3-4 increments. Be careful not to over-mix.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt and carefully fold them into the aquafaba mixture. You can do this in 2-3 increments, again be careful not to over-mix.
  • Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a small round ½" nozzle and carefully pipe cookies in strips about 3" long. Leave at least 2 inches between each cookie as they will expand once baked.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the cookies begin to brown on the edges. Allow them to cool on the tray for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat the process with the remaining batter *the full recipe will make about 4 cookie sheets in total). Once cooled, you can coat them in some more caster sugar if desired.

Storage

  • For crisp ladyfinger cookies, keep them stored at room temperature in an airtight container. After a couple of days, they may soften a little - which is fine depending on what you plan on using them for. 

Notes

  • Aquafaba: The liquid part from tinned chickpeas.
  • Freezing instructions: Place in a sealed container and freeze on the day they are baked. This recipe makes enough for 2 batches of my vegan tiramisu, so you can pop half of them in the freezer for next time!
  • You can tell they are ready once they turn golden brown on the edges which will give them a slight crunch/firm outer layer. You can cook them less if you'd prefer softer sponge fingers.

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg