Butter Swim Biscuits 


Author: Rachel

Published Date: September 1, 2023

Baked in a pool of butter, these southern style Butter Swim Biscuits have the perfect crunchy exterior and the fluffy interior you’re looking for. Batch-make these biscuits and enjoy them for breakfast or team them up with your main- they’re super versatile that way.

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WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • Foolproof and easy: If you’re not too sure about your baking skills, this foolproof recipe has you covered.
  • Only 6 ingredients: With just 6 pantry staples, you’ll be able to put these perfect, delicious, buttery biscuits right every single time.
  • No rolling or cutting the dough: You don’t even need to roll or cut the dough to make these, which translates into less effort and less mess!
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BUTTER SWIM BISCUITS INGREDIENTS

  • Butter
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Milk

*see recipe card for amounts

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HOW TO MAKE BUTTER SWIM BISCUITS IN AN OVEN

  1. Preheat the Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Melt the Butter: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Once melted, pour it into a 9×13 inch baking dish, ensuring the bottom is fully coated.
  3. Prepare Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  4. Add the Milk: Create a well in the center of your dry ingredients and gradually pour in the milk. Using a spoon or spatula, gently fold the milk into the dry ingredients until a soft dough forms. The dough will be sticky and somewhat wet.
  5. Shape the Biscuits: Using a spoon or your hands (lightly floured, if needed), drop spoonfuls of the dough into the baking dish with the melted butter. It’s okay if the biscuits touch each other.
  6. Bake: Place the baking dish into the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown on top and have absorbed most of the butter.
  7. Serve: Remove from the oven and allow the biscuits to cool slightly in the dish before serving. Make sure to spoon any leftover butter from the dish over the top of the biscuits for extra flavor.

STORAGE AND REHEATING NOTES:

How to Store the Butter Swim Biscuits

You can store your leftover butter swim biscuits for up to 5 days, ideally in an airtight container.

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS:

These biscuits are best reheated in the microwave. You can use the oven too, but remember not to leave it in there for too long, or the biscuits will end up dry and crumbly.

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HELPFUL TIPS & SUBSTITUTIONS:

What Else Can I Add to the Biscuit Dough?

To make the biscuit dough more flavorful and tangy, you can swap the milk that the recipe calls for, and just use some buttermilk instead.

What Other Flavors Can I Try?

You can bring some flavor variation to these butter swim biscuits too. Add some cheddar cheese into the mix to turn them into cheesy biscuits, or add a sweetener like honey to turn them into your sweet breakfast time biscuits.

Instead of just plain buttered biscuits, you can make some herbed butter biscuits too. All you need to do is add some fresh or dried herbs into the mixture.

How Do I Serve the Butter Swim Biscuits?

You can serve these delicious buttery biscuits with any of your gravy dishes, or with a fruit jam or preserve.

These can also be used to make mini breakfast sandwiches or served as a side to your soups and stews.

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Butter Swim Biscuits


5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 Servings
Calories 256 kcal
These easy butter swim biscuits are an absolute must try. They come together in just 6 minutes with a few simple ingredients.

EQUIPMENT

  • 1 Microwave Oven
  • 1 9×13 inch Baking Dish

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 1/2 cup butter, salted
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt, adjust this based on your preference and the saltiness of your butter
  • 1 3/4 cups milk, whole milk is best, but you can also use 2%

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 450°F (230°C).
  • Melt the Butter: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Once melted, pour it into a 9×13 inch baking dish, ensuring the bottom is fully coated.
  • Prepare Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • Add the Milk: Create a well in the center of your dry ingredients and gradually pour in the milk. Using a spoon or spatula, gently fold the milk into the dry ingredients until a soft dough forms. The dough will be sticky and somewhat wet.
  • Shape the Biscuits: Using a spoon or your hands (lightly floured, if needed), drop spoonfuls of the dough into the baking dish with the melted butter. It's okay if the biscuits touch each other.
  • Bake: Place the baking dish into the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown on top and have absorbed most of the butter.
  • Serve: Remove from the oven and allow the biscuits to cool slightly in the dish before serving. Make sure to spoon any leftover butter from the dish over the top of the biscuits for extra flavor.

NOTES

Storage Instructions:
  • You can store your leftover butter swim biscuits for up to 5 days, ideally in an airtight container.
Reheating Instructions:
  • These biscuits are best reheated in the microwave. You can use the oven too, but remember not to leave it in there for too long, or the biscuits will end up dry and crumbly. 
Other FAQ Suggestions:
  • What Else Can I Add to the Biscuit Dough? You can swap the milk that the recipe calls for, and just use some buttermilk instead.
  • What Other Flavors Can I Try? Instead of just plain buttered biscuits, you can make some herbed butter biscuits too. All you need to do is add some fresh or dried herbs into the mixture.
  • How Do I Serve the Butter Swim Biscuits? These can also be used to make mini breakfast sandwiches or served as a side to your soups and stews.

NUTRITION

Serving: 9ServingsCalories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 417mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 392IUCalcium: 171mgIron: 2mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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