Butter Swim Biscuits are crazy delicious! They are literally swimming in butter, and every bite practically melts in your mouth. Best of all, they are super simple to make, with only a handful of simple ingredients.
This recipe is a common one seen on many sites; not sure of the origin but guaranteed they are delicious. They are something that you wouldn’t have on a daily basis with all that delicious butter but if you are making a special meal, then be sure to include these amazing biscuits.
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What are Butter Swim Biscuits?
Butter Swim Biscuits are exactly what they sound like! They are simple baking powder biscuits made with buttermilk and cooked in melted butter. They are soft and fluffy on the inside, with a buttery, crispy crust on the outside.
Unlike many baking powder biscuits, Butter Swim Biscuits aren’t dry at all. In fact, they are so buttery and moist that you don’t even need to butter them before eating – the biscuits are literally swimming in butter!
My favorite way to eat them is either plain, enjoying every buttery bite, or with a drizzle of honey. With honey, these biscuits are downright decadent!
What Goes into Butter Swim Biscuits?
You only need a few simple ingredients to make Butter Swim Biscuits, most of which you probably already have in your pantry, or you can find them at any grocery store. The butter is the real star of this show so pay the extra to get good butter!
All Purpose Flour
How to Make Butter Swim Biscuits
These buttery biscuits are easy to make. But, like most biscuits, they taste best right out of the oven. Make these just before you want to eat them so you can enjoy them while they are fresh, warm, and oh-so buttery! The buttermilk biscuits do stay fresh for days though surprisingly, just wrap them well in foil or plastic wrap.
Begin by preheating the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit so that it’s ready to go as soon as you finish preparing the biscuits.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
Add the buttermilk to the dry ingredients and stir until the batter is thoroughly mixed. Be careful not to over-mix. The batter will be thick, and it is OK to have a few small lumps in it.
Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and pour the melted butter into an 8 x 8 baking dish or baking pan.
Pour the dough on top of the melted butter. Use a spatula to spread the dough gently out to the corners of the baking pan until it touches the sides.
Again, using the spatula, deeply score the dough making 9 equal size squares in a 3 x 3 pattern.
Bake in a preheated oven for 25 to 28 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow the biscuits to rest for 5 to 7 minutes to allow all the butter to be absorbed. Cut and serve warm. These taste best right out of the oven!
What does adding butter to biscuits do?
In this recipe, the butter not only adds flavor and richness to the biscuits but also creates a crisp, golden layer on the bottom and sides of the biscuits that are to die for!
Likewise, the buttermilk in the recipe reacts with the baking powder, making these biscuits extra soft and fluffy.
Between the two, these biscuits end up tasting amazing! Soft, fluffy, and moist on the inside; crunchy, buttery, and crisp on the outside. You’ll never want to make any other kind of biscuit again.
Butter Swim Biscuits are quick and easy enough to whip up as part of a simple weeknight meal. Think of all the meals they can go with, from soups, stews, and chili, plus as a side for a dinner like roast beef or turkey. They are also delicious enough to add to any holiday menu, and they’ll impress everyone who tastes them! And don’t even get me started on how great they are with leftover turkey and cranberries the next day!!
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- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- Add the buttermilk and stir until the batter is mixed. Be careful not to over-mix. The batter will be thick, and it is OK if it has a few small lumps.
- Melt the butter in a microwave safe dish and pour the melted butter into an 8 x 8 baking dish.
- Pour the dough gently into the baking dish on top of the butter. Using a spatula, spread the dough out to the corners of the baking dish.
- Again, using the spatula, deeply score the dough making 9 equal-sized squares (in a 3 x 3 pattern).
- Bake in a preheated oven for 25 to 28 minutes. The tops of the biscuits should be golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow the biscuits to rest for 5 to 7 minutes to allow the butter to be absorbed.
- Cut and serve warm. (No butter required for these biscuits!)
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 245Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 542mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.