Butter Swim Biscuits are buttermilk biscuits that are baked drenched in butter for a biscuit that has a crispy crust with a soft and fluffy inside.

2 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 cups buttermilk
½ cup butter, melted

  • Preheat the oven to 425°.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Drizzle the buttermilk into the sifted flour mixture and gentle stir until mostly combined. Be careful not to overwork the batter.
  • Pour the melted butter into an 8×8-inch baking dish.
  • Spread the dough evenly over the butter all the way to the edges.
  • Cut the unbaked dough into a 3×3 pattern (9 squares).
  • Bake for 28 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
  • Allow the butter to be absorbed into the biscuits before cutting and serving.


  • Place the baking dish on a baking sheet in case of spillover.
  • I often use herb butter to add flavor.

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