Butter Swim Biscuits
Recipe courtesy of Casey Elsass for Food Network Kitchen

Butter Swim Biscuits

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 9 servings
Making biscuits usually involves cutting chilled butter into flour and racing against time before the dough warms up. This recipe throws all the rules out the window for the easiest biscuits you’ll ever make! A simple buttermilk dough gets mixed together and spread directly into a baking pan -- no rolling pin, refrigeration or biscuit cutter needed. The trick is pouring in a stick of melted butter that submerges the dough (hence the name!) and seeps in as the biscuits bake for tender, flaky perfection. While the biscuits are still hot, a drizzle of honey and sprinkle of flaky salt add just the right sweet and salty accents. Served warm with butter and jam, they’re absolute heaven.



  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and kosher salt in a large bowl and whisk together. Pour in the buttermilk and use a wooden spoon to stir into a thick dough without overworking it -- some dry spots are ok.
  3. Pour the butter into an 8-by-8-inch baking pan. Scrape the dough into the pan and spread to the edges. Use a butter knife to slice the dough into 9 equal squares. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Remove from the oven and drizzle the honey over the top. Sprinkle with sea salt and let cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving with butter and jam.