If you’re looking for a simple biscuit recipe, these butter swim biscuits only call for 6 different ingredients and you can have them on the table in just over half an hour. Flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt blend with buttermilk and melted butter.
The swim biscuits will come out of the oven crumbly, buttery, and delicious.
They’re best served hot from the oven, but you can also have them cold. These biscuits have a soft and fluffy interior and a wonderfully crisp, golden-brown top.
So why are they called swim biscuits, you might be wondering. The answer to that is they are swimming in butter before they go in the oven. In fact, they’re so moist and buttery, you don’t need to spread any butter on them to serve unless you want to.
Whether you enjoy one or two as a snack, or have them with other breakfast dishes, you’ll love these.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe:
You won’t believe how rich and moist these biscuits are. They contain a generous amount of butter but that’s what keeps them so moist and flavorful. They’re super quick and easy to make too.
How to Serve Them:
Butter swim biscuits are great for breakfast and pair well with a cup of coffee and perhaps a fruit cup or some eggs and bacon.
- White sugar
- Baking powder
- All-purpose flour
How to make Swim Biscuits:
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Step 2. Mix the baking powder, salt and sugar with the flour.
Step 3. Pour in the buttermilk and mix to create a moist dough.
Step 4. Pour the melted butter into an 8-inch square baking pan.
Step 5. Put the dough on top of the butter.
Step 6. Spread the dough out evenly, using a spatula, until it touches every sides of the pan.
Step 7. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into 9 squares.
Step 8. Bake the butter swim biscuits for about 20 minutes or until they’re golden on top.
Swim butter biscuits are ideal for breakfast, brunch or even for a snack. The kitchen will smell incredible while they’re in the oven and everyone will love their appealing taste and texture.
Buttery Swim Biscuits
- 1½ tablespoons white sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 stick melted butter
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Mix the baking powder, salt and sugar with the flour.
- Pour in the buttermilk and mix to create a moist dough.
- Pour the melted butter into an 8-inch square baking pan.
- Put the dough on top of the butter.
- Spread the dough out evenly, using a spatula, until it touches every sides of the pan.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into 9 squares.
- Bake the butter swim biscuits for about 20 minutes or until they’re golden on top.
Can You Make Them Ahead?
Feel free to make these in advance. You can then have them cold or else just heat them up gently in the oven for 10 minutes before serving. They’re also portable, so you can wrap one in foil and have it as part of a box lunch.
Keep the biscuits in a Ziploc bag or wrapped tightly in foil at room temperature, and eat within 2 days. Alternatively you can freeze them in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
Variations and Substitutes:
If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make your own. Put 2 tablespoons of white vinegar or lemon juice in a measuring jug and add milk until you have 2 cups of mixture. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, and you can use it in place of the buttermilk. You can also sub whipped butter for regular butter, as long as you use 1/3 cup more.