Butter Swim Biscuits


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups buttermilk

1 stick butter

4 tsp baking powder

4 tsp sugar

2 tsp salt


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.

Next, add the buttermilk and mix all of the ingredients together until a moist dough is formed.

Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl, and then pour it into an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish (make sure that your pan is not too small or shallow so that the butter doesn’t drip out of the pan while it’s baking).

Place the dough right on top of the melted butter and use a spatula to spread it evenly across the pan until it touches the sides.

Cut the unbaked dough (it should be swimming in butter at this point) into 9 evenish squares.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner! These biscuits are the perfect companion to any meal. I prefer to eat them with raspberry jam

Nutrition Information:

Calories: Approximately 255 kcal | Total Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 834mg | Total Carbohydrates: 30g | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Sugars: 3g | Protein: 5g

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use a different type of flour for this recipe?

While the recipe calls for all-purpose flour, you can experiment with other flours like whole wheat flour or a gluten-free flour blend.

Keep in mind that different flours may alter the texture and taste of the biscuits.

Can I substitute buttermilk with regular milk?

Buttermilk is essential for the tangy flavor and tender texture of the biscuits.

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make a substitute by mixing 2 cups of milk with 2 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice and letting it sit for 5 minutes.

Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted butter?

You can use salted butter, but it’s important to adjust the amount of added salt accordingly.

Reduce the amount of salt in the recipe to maintain the desired flavor balance.

How should I store the leftover biscuits?

To keep the biscuits fresh, store them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag at room temperature for up to 2 days.

You can also freeze the biscuits for longer storage.

Reheat frozen biscuits in the oven or microwave before serving.

Can I add other ingredients to the dough?

Absolutely! You can customize the biscuits by adding grated cheese, herbs like rosemary or chives, or even bacon bits.

Just fold in the additional ingredients after mixing the dough.

Can I use a different type of baking dish for this recipe?

While the recipe suggests using an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish, you can use a similar-sized baking dish or even a round cake pan.

Just ensure that the pan is deep enough to hold the melted butter without overflowing during baking.

Can I use a different sweetener instead of sugar?

If you prefer, you can use alternative sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or a sugar substitute.

Keep in mind that this might slightly alter the flavor and texture of the biscuits.

Can I freeze the unbaked biscuit dough?

Yes, you can freeze the unbaked biscuit dough for later use.

After cutting the dough into squares, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and freeze until firm.

Once frozen, transfer the dough squares to a resealable plastic bag and store them in the freezer.

Bake from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

Can I use salted butter and omit the added salt?

Yes, you can use salted butter instead of unsalted butter.

In this case, you can reduce the added salt in the recipe or omit it altogether to control the overall saltiness of the biscuits.

How can I reheat the biscuits if they become cold or stale?

To reheat the biscuits, wrap them in foil and place them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5-10 minutes until they are warmed through.

Alternatively, you can reheat individual biscuits in a microwave for a few seconds until warm.

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