Savoy biscuit

/sah-VOY BIS-kits/
[English] plural Savoy biscuits

A sponge biscuit commonly known as ladyfinger, shaped more like a builder's thumb than the fingers of most ladies I know. It is sugared on the outside and baked until it has hardened. About 10 cm (4") long, rounded at each end, they make a good skeleton for soft dishes such as charlotte russe, holding it in a mould.