Bussolá di Burano: Venetian Cookies

Francine Segan | Thu, 02/16/2023 - 11:26
Venetian Cookies
Photo courtesy of Francine Segan
Difficulty Level
Cooking Time
12 minutes, plus 1 hour rest

These buttery, not-too-sweet cookies have a hint of lemon and a lovely crispness. They are a traditional sweet of Burano, an island in the Venetian Lagoon renowned for its vibrantly colorful buildings and lace work craftsmanship. In the past, these cookies were prepared by fishermen’s wives as a treat to take on long fishing trips.  

They’re eaten year-round, but particularly around Easter. The cookies are usually donut shaped — in fact, their name comes from the word busa

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