How to make Signature Bussolà Burano Cookies

Bussola Buranelli Italian sweet cookie in Venice

Ideal for a dose of summertime sweetness, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice’s pastry chef Giovanni Petrillo shares his recipe for signature Bussolà Burano cookies

Ingredients (makes approx. 40 cookies)

  • 500g Flour
  • 200g Butter
  • 250g Sugar
  • 75g Whole eggs
  • 50g egg yolks
  • 1/2 Vanilla Bean
  • Grated orange or lemon zest
  • 1 pinch of salt

1 Whip the whole eggs and the egg yolks with the sugar until the mixture is frothy and clear. Put the rest of the ingredients in another bowl and work quickly with your hands to form a sandy dough. At this point, add the egg and sugar mixture and finish processing when the dough collects into a ball. Place in the refrigerator and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
2 To make the round S-shape, break the dough into pieces of 25-30g, roll it to form a finger-wide cord and at least 10 cm long, and close the ends one over the other. Bake in a preheated oven at 160-170° C for 15-18 minutes. Enjoy!

Ready, Steady, Bake!
Young bakers in the making can now step into the kitchen of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice and learn how to bake the special Bussolà cookies from Burano, which are served to guests of the hotel. Also known as Venetian butter cookies, the Bussolà Burano cookies are simple and not too sweet with a light lemon flavour and crisp texture– perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.
The hotel’s pastry chef Giovanni Petrillo will teach guests how to make the perfect dough and the traditional S-shape of these buttery cookies so they can recreate these tasty treats back at home. Family travellers will return home with many special memories and a new understanding of the culture, traditions and extraordinary sights that make Venice such an enchanting city to visit. 

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

Situated in Italy’s iconic Venice on the peaceful island of Giudecca, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is a modern Venetian masterpiece. Formerly a flour mill factory, this listed building has been beautifully restored with a series of recent refurbishments including sophisticated deluxe rooms and spacious elegant suites – some boasting incredible views of picture-perfect Venice.

Nightly rates begin at 180 Euro per night based on double occupancy with breakfast included; Molino Suites start from 500 Euro per night. 

Image credit: Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

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