I mean, the name says it all… Butter Swim Biscuits. If you can choose a regular old buttermilk biscuit or one that’s been baked in a sumptuous bath of butter, what are you going to go with? It’s an easy choice. Because the only thing better than butter is more butter.
You guys, these biscuits are SO GOOD. They rise sky-high and are fluffy and light, but since they were basically bathed in butter, all the exterior surfaces are lightly crisped and a delicate, buttery flavor runs throughout every bite. They also happen to be easier to make than a simple drop biscuit. There’s no rolling or cutting out… you don’t even have to portion out the dough. Here’s how it goes:
You mix together the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt – and then pour in some buttermilk and stir just until the dough will hold together.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons salt
Preheat oven to 450°F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
Add buttermilk and mix just until a moist dough is formed.
Pour melted butter into an 8×8-inch baking dish and place dough on top of melted butter. Using a spatula, spread dough evenly across pan until it touches the sides.
Cut dough into 9 equal squares and bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!