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Savoiardi, Saviata or Shavolette Cookie Recipe

JWRB1 | Jun 28, 201105:34 PM     47

I’ve been looking for quite a while for a recipe for these cookies, which are carried in a number of Italian bakeries in Brooklyn & the rest of New York City and in New Jersey. They are delicious!!!

Bakeries sometimes use the names interchangeably and some carry both, but there are two distinct kinds of cookies. One is a standard ladyfinger, which is sometimes used in desserts like tierra misu cakes and are sometimes sold in packages. I do NOT want a recipe for these.

The one that I am looking for is flatter, more spongy, with a hint of vanilla (or almond?) and has a pale white crust or glaze on them.

I’ve seen a lot of posts on the web where someone sends up the ladyfinger kind. The one that I am looking for looks like these photos:

http://www.freewebs.com/johnbil/cooki...

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks...John

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