Butter Swim Biscuits

In the realm of comfort food, Butter Swim Biscuits stand as a testament to simplicity’s profound beauty. These biscuits, tender and flaky, emerge from the oven with a golden-brown hue that hints at the buttery indulgence awaiting eager taste buds. The magic of this recipe lies in the unconventional “butter swim” method, where the biscuits are nestled in a pool of melted butter before baking, ensuring a rich and sumptuous experience with every bite.

As you take the first bite into these pillows of perfection, the outer layers yield effortlessly, revealing a soft and butter-infused interior. The subtle crunch of the golden exterior gives way to a melt-in-your-mouth sensation that is nothing short of heavenly. The buttery essence permeates each layer, creating a delicate dance of flavors that elevates these biscuits beyond the ordinary.

The aroma that wafts through the kitchen during the baking process is a symphony of buttery richness, promising a culinary delight that transcends the mundane. The Butter Swim Biscuits achieve the perfect balance of simplicity and decadence, making them an irresistible addition to any meal or a standalone treat that beckons for attention.

Whether paired with a savory dish to soak up flavorful sauces or enjoyed on their own, these biscuits redefine the art of comfort food. The buttery swim imparts a subtle sheen to the exterior, a visual cue to the delectable experience that awaits. Each bite is a journey through layers of buttery bliss, leaving an indelible mark on the palate and a longing for the uncomplicated joy found in this culinary masterpiece.


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
1 cup milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) and grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with a bit of the melted butter.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the cold cubed butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

3. Gradually add the milk to the flour mixture, stirring until a dough forms. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour; if it’s too dry, add a bit more milk.

4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for a few turns until it comes together. Pat the dough into a rectangle, about 1 inch thick.

5. Cut the dough into 9 equal squares and place them in the prepared baking dish. Pour the melted butter over the top of the biscuits, making sure each one is coated.

6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown on top.
7. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!

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