Butter Swim Biscuits

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

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 28 minutes

Total Time: 43 minutes

Cuisine: American

Servings: 9

Calories: 241kcal


  • 2 ½ cups (312.5 g) all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups (490 g) buttermilk
  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Add flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt to a medium bowl. Use a whisk to sift ingredients.
  3. Pour in the buttermilk and stir until mostly combined, being careful not to overwork the batter.
  4. Pour the melted butter into an 8×8-inch baking dish*. Place the dough on top of the butter and use a spatula (or your hands) to evenly spread the dough out to the edges of the pan.
  5. Cut the unbaked dough into 9 squares (3×3 pattern). Bake for 28 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
  6. Allow the butter to be absorbed into the biscuits before cutting and serving.


  • You can place the baking dish on a baking sheet in case of spillover.

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