Butter Swim Biscuits

Butter swim biscuits are delicious, flaky biscuits literally swimming in butter. These yummy rolls can be on your table in under 30 minutes and are the perfect accompaniment to any comfort food meal.

golden brown butter swim biscuits in a red square baking dish

Is there anything better than a fresh baked biscuit, hot out of the oven?

I can practically taste it now.

Buttery, with a soft and crumbly inside.

If you eat them while they are still warm, extra butter just melts into all their nooks and crannies for an unmistakably delicious delight perfect for serving with breakfast, lunch or dinner!

What are butter swim biscuits?

This is a variation on biscuits where the dough literally bakes in a pool of melted butter, meaning the biscuits are swimming in butter.

You may have heard of them by another name – butter drop biscuits or butter dip biscuits. 

Whichever name you know them by, they’re super easy to make with no yeast or rise time required.

golden brown butter swim biscuits in a red square baking dish

Ingredients

To make these you’ll need:

  • Flour– All purpose flour works best.
  • Baking powder– To provide lift.
  • Sugar– Regular granulated sugar.
  • Milk– Use whole milk or buttermilk for best results and avoid lower fat dairy products.
  • Butter– A whole stick of melted butter.

golden brown butter swim biscuits in a red square baking dish

How to Make

These are quite possibly the easiest biscuits you can make!

To do it, just add all the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl.

Then, whisk them together until evenly combined.

Pour the milk into the bowl and use a sturdy wooden spoon to stir everything together until a soft dough has formed.

Next, pour the melted butter into an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish.

Scrape the dough into a ball-like lump with the wooden spoon and carefully transfer it to the middle of the butter filled baking dish.

Then use the back of the spoon to spread the dough out as evenly as possible in the baking dish so that it reaches all sides of the dish.

Cut the dough with a sharp paring knife to make 9 even squares.

Bake the biscuits at 450° for 20-25 minutes.

Remove from the oven, and let them rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Enjoy!

a butter swim biscuit on a silver spatula resting in a red square baking dish

Storing Leftovers

These biscuits are best fresh from the oven, but you can save any leftover biscuits you have.

Just let them cool and pop them into a ziplocking bag on your counter. They should stay good for 1-2 days.

Tips and Tricks

  • Don’t overmix your dough. It will get tough if you overwork it.
  • The biscuits are done when they are beautifully golden on top.
  • These pair well with breakfast favorites like bacon and eggs or lunch and dinners like hearty casseroles and soups.

Other Easy Biscuits and Rolls You’ll Love

Butter swim biscuits are the easiest biscuits you can make with the biggest, tastiest payoff. Make them to serve with your next meal and enjoy!

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golden brown butter swim biscuits in a red square baking dish

Butter Swim Biscuits

Butter swim biscuits are delicious, flaky biscuits literally swimming in butter. These yummy rolls can be on your table in under 30 minutes and are the perfect accompaniment to any comfort food meal.
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Course: Appetizer, Bread, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 258kcal

Equipment

  • 8x8" or 9x9" baking dish

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 stick butter melted

Instructions

  • Add all the dry ingredients to a large mixing. Whisk them together until evenly combined.
  • Pour the milk into the bowl, and using a sturdy wooden spoon stir everything together until a soft dough has formed.
  • Pour the melted butter into the baking dish.
  • Using your wooden spoon, scrape the dough into a ball like lump and carefully transfer it to the middle of the butter filled baking dish.
  • Using the back of the spoon, spread the dough out as evenly as possible in the baking dish so that it reaches all sides.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, cut the dough to make 9 even squares.
  • Bake the biscuits at 450° for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and let them rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 632mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2mg

 

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