I didn't realize they came in two varieties.

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    I hadn't realized there were two kinds either, I make my own and they come out like a stiff but still spongy sponge cake almost. And to be honest, I don't make fingers for tiramisu, I use a finger recipe and make a flat cake out of it. I guess you could them lady cakes. I prefer to do it that way, and ladle my coffee mixture on top of that and let it soak in before spreading my filling over it. Makes for a neater presentation IMO.
    – Escoce
    Apr 13, 2016 at 13:52

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I always use the hard ones and they contribute to a good end result.

I guess with the soft ones it can end up soggy. The hard ones will absorb the liquids and will get a little softer, so the end result won't break down immediately.

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