Signature Bussolà Burano cookies by Hilton Molino Stucky Venice pastry chef Giovanni Petrillo

Authored by CRCFamily
Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 21:07

Looking for creative ways to keep the kids entertained? Then why not treat little ones to a taste of Venice in the kitchen with this family-friendly recipe courtesy of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice's pastry chef Giovanni Petrillo!

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. If you are at home this half-term, then why not try out chef Petrillo's delicious recipe and transport yourself to Venezia!

Signature Bussolà Burano cookies by Hilton Molino Stucky Venice pastry chef Giovanni Petrillo

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


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.

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!

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. The new Presidential Suite at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is the highest and largest suite in town with private access to the hotel's rooftop, which hosts a pool & Skyline Bar - the highest bar in Venice with incredible panoramic views of the city and amazing mixologists. This five-star hotel on the water offers guests 379 rooms and suites, one of the largest spas in Venice, an unrivalled conference centre and a collection of bars and restaurants to choose from. Once you arrive at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice by water taxi it will be hard to check out.

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


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