My Mother-in-law is suggusting lady fingers but I was hoping to get something closer to the original.
What are nilla wafers? do you mean, perhaps, vanilla wafers?
Yes, Nilla wafers are the brand name.
OK, thanks. found the brand name on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org...) who cites ladyfingers and graham crackers as possible substitutes. also, here's a recipe (http://allrecipes.com/recipe...) to make them at home. last, a possible substitute is any good simple sugar cookie made with pure vanilla. Good luck.
I'm in Scotland, too, but I have never had nilla wafers so am not too sure what to suggest to replace them - there are probably tons of options. Maybe just go through the biscuit section of a supermarket and pick a cookie that looks close, and add your own vanilla flavouring on top?There's also a recipe to make them here:http://www.seriouseats...
If you like you can make your own...here's a recipe from Alton Brown:
I suggest these, which should be easily available.
chessman cookies..they are made by pettridge farms
Lady fingers would be the closest in texture .... Jaffa cakes are similar in texture but have one side dipped in chocolate
I think that there is a slight confusion when it comes to lady fingers. There is a variety of cookie popular in Europe called Langues de Chat, and look just like lady fingers, but are actually quite different in texture- thinner and more crispy as opposed to spongy. To my mind they are very close to Nilla Wafers. I belive that any crispy crumbly Scottish tea biscuit will work fine in a banana pudding.
Maybe a cheap shortbread biscuit.
And add imitation vanilla to the pudding for flavour.
Thanks everyone. We were doing an online order to be delivered to our holiday house and I was having a hard time finding something on the search. Also I don't want to bake while on vacation. I think my MIL was wanting me to use up the lady fingers in her cabinet so I might. Or I will stop at a store tomorrow and see what is there.
You might want to look for these available at Tescos:
Look for European style wafer biscuits, I think it will give a good approximation of Nila wafers.
yes to your tesco link (osem vanilla wafers). beg to differ, however, on the recommendation for european style water biscuits. I've had Carr's and they're similar to matzah.
sorry. you said WAFER biscuits. I misread as WATER biscuits. My error.
If anyone is wondering, I did not have time to stop in a shop so I used the lady fingers. I did not care for it but there was none left. Couldn't have been all that bad.