We happened to be on vacation when word came about a dinner party I would be serving.
The hostess can't eat seeds or nuts. It took a while but I finally decided on Tiramisu for dessert. Knowing ladyfingers aren't found in hometown grocery stores for 35 years or more, we made a stop at a favorite metro market (3 hours from home) where I found lovely light beautiful ladyfingers.
How many of you have the luxury to find these little cakes in your regular grocery?
Not here ~ put that market on your GPS for the future!
The Meijers grocery stores carry them. At least I found them at Christmas time.
We don't have them either but the town south of us does -- the bulk of the residents are of Italian heritage so the stores carry them for them.
While in Italy last month, we ate a lot of tiramisu -- some better than others I must admit and many were not even made with lady fingers -- the maker using a spongy cake instead!!!!
The only food item I brought home was a package of lady fingers which I'll use at a dinner I'm hosting for the "village" it takes for us to be gone a month. Tiramisu will be dessert!
Since they keep well, I always keep enough on hand to make tiramisu. When I use them, the next time I'm "in the neighborhood" I pick up more.
The last time I made it I used Ina Garten's rum raisin tiramisu recipe and thought it was one of the best ones I've made.
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Linderhof - I looked that Rum Raisin Tiramisu of Ina's over and decided on another one, raw eggs and all. Everyone is still alive and well.
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