Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon famous for its gaily colored houses, its handmade lace, and these cookies. The cookies are highly prized in Venice, where the pastry shops sell them at a high price. Their name comes from buso, Venetian for hole, and they are called that when shaped into a circle. They can also be made into an “S” shape, and then they are simply called buranei, after the island they come from.
I have worked with several batters, some with less flour, but I found this the easiest to handle. Once you have tried them, you can adjust the proportions to suit your way of dealing with batter.
A large rectangular baking pan
© 1997 Marcella Hazan estate. All rights reserved.