Sanvigilini are shortbread biscuits enriched with sultanas and usually served to accompany coffee or liqueurs and invented, as their name suggests, in Punta San Vigilio in the historic inn managed until the end of the sixties by Leonard Walsh.

He made them knead for the first time on the occasion of the visit to Punta San Vigilio, immediately after the Second World War, of Winston Churchill, then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Let's see how to prepare them!



  • 500 g flour
  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • 3 (none) eggs
  • 1 sachet (s) of yeast
  • 1 (none) orange or lemon peel
  • 100 g raisins
  • 1 pinch of salt





Soak the raisins for 30 '. Beat the eggs with the sugar.

Add the raisins mixed with the flour, baking powder, salt, melted butter and grated orange or lemon peel.

Keep the dough in the fridge for 30 '. Make balls and place them, spaced, on the oven plate.

Cook at 180 ° for 20 'and in any case until golden brown.

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