An easy homemade ladyfingers recipe from Food Network involves spreading butter and flour on baking sheets, marking the flour with parallel lines, whipping eggs and sugar using an electric mixer, and adding vanilla, salt, egg whites and the remaining flour to the mixture. Put the mixture in a large pastry bag, form the ladyfingers on the baking sheet, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and bake until the outer area of each cookie is firm while the inner part is soft.
After preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, spread 2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons butter on two baking sheets. Create parallel line markings around 4 inches apart in the flour. Add 4 egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar in a mixing bowl. Set an electric mixer to medium-high speed, and beat the egg and sugar mixture until it turns thick and pale yellow and the volume triples.
Add 4 egg whites, 3/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt to the mixture, and whisk until smooth. Put the mixture in a pastry bag with a plain, 3/4-inch size tube. Create ladyfingers with a length of 4 1/2 inches on the baking sheet, with the parallel lines serving as a guide. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the ladyfingers, and bake for around 15 to 18 minutes. This recipe makes 24 ladyfingers.