Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour

These Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour (AKA Butter Swim Biscuits) are an easy, soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade biscuit you’ll want to make again and again! No mixing, kneading, or biscuit cutting required and you only need 4 ingredients to make them. 

Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour (AKA Butter Swim Biscuits) are an easy, soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade biscuit you'll want to make again and again! No mixing, kneading, or biscuit cutting required and you only need 4 ingredients including buttermilk, self rising flour, sugar, and melted butter.

Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour

It’s no secret, I’m a fan of making homemade biscuits, and to me there’s nothing better than chowing down on a warm, buttery, delicious biscuit that’s fresh from the oven.

If you’ve never tried my 3-Ingredient Buttermilk Biscuits, do yourself a favor and grab that delicious recipe here.

And if you love Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits, grab my homemade version over here for seriously delicious (and easy) drop biscuits you’ll start making ALL the time.

Seriously, they’re SO good!

That said.. I sometimes don’t have the time to roll out and knead dough and want a biscuit recipe that can be made in just a few minutes time.

That’s where Butter Dip Biscuits (also called Butter Swim Biscuits) save the day.

Butter dip biscuits are seriously the easiest homemade biscuit EVER with no biscuit cutter required and no rolling out and kneading the dough necessary.

Simply mix the dough, spread in a baking dish, and bake in the oven until golden brown.

And talk about buttery delicious – butter dip biscuits are simply divine!

Keep reading for the full recipe for these easy butter swim biscuits, and check out my Youtube video tutorial over here.

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Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour (AKA Butter Swim Biscuits) are an easy, soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade biscuit you'll want to make again and again! No mixing, kneading, or biscuit cutting required and you only need 4 ingredients including buttermilk, self rising flour, sugar, and melted butter.

Easy Butter Dip Biscuits (Butter Swim Biscuits)

In case you’re new to the world of butter dip biscuits or as many people like to call them “butter swim biscuits”, I feel it’s my food blogger obligation to let you in on a little secret.

These butter biscuits are ridiculously GOOD.

Like, you won’t be able to eat just one GOOD.

Seriously – every time I make a batch of these in our house, they don’t last long and my boys and husband are always requesting I make another batch.

Don’t say I didn’t warn ya! 😉

 

What are butter dip biscuits (aka butter swim biscuits)?

Butter dip biscuits are a simple homemade, buttermilk biscuit mixed together and spread into a melted butter pan.

But unlike traditional buttermilk biscuits there’s no rolling, kneading, or biscuit cutting required.

Instead, you simply mix your biscuit dough, melt some butter in a baking dish, and spread the dough right on top of the melted butter, before baking in the oven until golden brown.

They’re soft, fluffy, buttery, and SO delicious!

Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour (AKA Butter Swim Biscuits) are an easy, soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade biscuit you'll want to make again and again! No mixing, kneading, or biscuit cutting required and you only need 4 ingredients including buttermilk, self rising flour, sugar, and melted butter.

What are butter dip biscuits made of?

Butter dip biscuits are made with just 4 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk, melted butter, and a tiny amount of granulated sugar to make them tender.

 

Why are they called butter dip biscuits? (Why are they called butter swim biscuits?)

They’re called butter dip biscuits because they’re baked in a pool of melted butter.

Many people also call them butter swim biscuits because they’re essentially biscuits swimming in a pan full of butter.

Once baked, butter dip biscuits are SO soft, tender, fluffy, and have a crispy, buttery bottom.

Trust me, once you eat one you’ll instantly know what all the fuss is about – they’re incredible!

 

Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour (AKA Butter Swim Biscuits) are an easy, soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade biscuit you'll want to make again and again! No mixing, kneading, or biscuit cutting required and you only need 4 ingredients including buttermilk, self rising flour, sugar, and melted butter.

Butter Dip Biscuits / Butter Swim Biscuits FAQ’s

Can I use all-purpose flour instead of self-rising flour?

Yes, if you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make your own by combining all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.

For every cup of self-rising flour, you will need 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

 

Why use buttermilk in biscuits?

Buttermilk not only tastes great in biscuits, but the high acidity and full fat content helps create tall, fluffy, and tender-soft biscuits.

 

Can I use milk instead of buttermilk?

Yes, but buttermilk will make your biscuits better.

Of course if you don’t have any buttermilk on hand you can use regular milk, but I would strongly recommend using whole milk or 2% at the least for the best texture/flavor.

 

Can I make my own buttermilk?

Butter dip biscuits are best made with full fat buttermilk but if you really want to make these biscuits and don’t have time to run to the store, you can make your own with milk and vinegar.

How to Make Buttermilk:
  1. Pour 1 cup of milk into a small bowl and add in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.
  2. Stir and let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes before using it.
Can I make these biscuits thinner?

Yes. These biscuits are normally made tall in an 8×8 baking dish, but if you want to make them a little thinner, you can also make them in a 7×11 baking dish, just be aware the baking times will differ.

 

What kind of baking dish should I use?

I’d recommend using a square or rectangle baking dish to make butter dip biscuits.

I love making these biscuits in an 8×8 Baking Dish or alternatively you can make it in a 7×11 Baking Dish (like in the photo below).

I also prefer using glass Pyrex baking dishes since they have lids for storing leftovers.

Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour (AKA Butter Swim Biscuits) are an easy, soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade biscuit you'll want to make again and again! No mixing, kneading, or biscuit cutting required and you only need 4 ingredients including buttermilk, self rising flour, sugar, and melted butter.

How to Store Butter Swim Biscuits (Butter Dip Biscuits)

Leftover butter dip biscuits should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Butter swim biscuits are also freezer-friendly and can be frozen for up to 3 months.

 

How to Freeze Butter Dip Biscuits:

After baking, let the butter dip biscuits cool completely. Transfer to a freezer safe airtight container or place in a single layer in a freezer bag, and freeze for up to 3 months.

When ready to eat, thaw them at room temperature or microwave single biscuits for 30 seconds at a time or until warm.

 

What to Serve with Butter Dip Biscuits:

Butter dip biscuits (AKA butter swim biscuits) are one of my favorites to make because they’re so quick and easy to prepare and super yummy for breakfast or lunch/dinner.

Our family loves making them into bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits for a weekend breakfast, or served alongside so many country style dinners.

 

For Breakfast:
  • With Bacon, Eggs, Sausage, Cheese, etc.
  • Sausage Gravy
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Breakfast Potatoes
For Lunch/Dinner:

Try these delicious butter biscuits with one of our family’s favorite dinner recipes!

For a Snack/Side:

These butter swim biscuits are also delicious completely on their own with a slab of your favorite condiment.

  • Softened Butter
  • Jams & Jellies
  • Honey
  • Favorite Nut Butter

Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour (AKA Butter Swim Biscuits) are an easy, soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade biscuit you'll want to make again and again! No mixing, kneading, or biscuit cutting required and you only need 4 ingredients including buttermilk, self rising flour, sugar, and melted butter.

How To Make Butter Dip Biscuits

In case you’re wondering how to make butter swim biscuits, then you’re in the right place!

These butter dip biscuits are SO easy and even the most beginner baker can make them.

They’re also super easy to make because you only need just 4 simple ingredients to make them.

Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour (AKA Butter Swim Biscuits) are an easy, soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade biscuit you'll want to make again and again! No mixing, kneading, or biscuit cutting required and you only need 4 ingredients including buttermilk, self rising flour, sugar, and melted butter.

Easy Butter Dip Biscuits Ingredients:

  • Self-Rising Flour – no extra leavening agents required
  • Buttermilk – I recommend using full-fat whole buttermilk for the best flavor/texture
  • Butter – I prefer using salted but you can also use unsalted and add 1 tsp of salt if watching sodium intake
  • Granulated Sugar – counterbalances the salty from the butter/buttermilk and makes the biscuits perfectly soft and tender

 

Kitchen Tools Recommended:

 

How to Make Butter Swim Biscuits in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1:

First melt your stick of butter in a microwave-safe bowl and place in a 8×8 Baking Dish or 7×11 Baking Dish.

Make sure you spread it into all the corners and up on the sides slightly.

Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour (AKA Butter Swim Biscuits) are an easy, soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade biscuit you'll want to make again and again! No mixing, kneading, or biscuit cutting required and you only need 4 ingredients including buttermilk, self rising flour, sugar, and melted butter.

Step 2:

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together self-rising flour and sugar, and pour in buttermilk.

Gently fold until just combined and the mixture is lumpy and looks like cottage cheese. (see photo below)

Don’t overmix the biscuit dough!

Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour (AKA Butter Swim Biscuits) are an easy, soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade biscuit you'll want to make again and again! No mixing, kneading, or biscuit cutting required and you only need 4 ingredients including buttermilk, self rising flour, sugar, and melted butter.

Step 3:

Pour biscuit dough into the baking dish and evenly spread with a spatula. It’s A-Okay if some of the butter seeps onto the top of the biscuit dough.

Use a butter knife and cut the dough into 9 or 12 even squares.

Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour (AKA Butter Swim Biscuits) are an easy, soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade biscuit you'll want to make again and again! No mixing, kneading, or biscuit cutting required and you only need 4 ingredients including buttermilk, self rising flour, sugar, and melted butter.

Bake in the oven until the biscuits are a light golden brown and let cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving warm.

I love to eat mine with strawberry jam on them – so good!

Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour (AKA Butter Swim Biscuits) are an easy, soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade biscuit you'll want to make again and again! No mixing, kneading, or biscuit cutting required and you only need 4 ingredients including buttermilk, self rising flour, sugar, and melted butter.

 

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Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 biscuits 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dinner, Bread
  • Method: Oven, Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour (AKA Butter Swim Biscuits) are an easy, soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade biscuit you’ll want to make again and again! No mixing, kneading, or biscuit cutting required and you only need 4 ingredients to make them. 


Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk (full-fat, preferred)
  • 1 stick salted butter, melted (or unsalted + 1 tsp of salt)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Next, melt 1 stick of butter in a microwave-safe bowl and place in a 8×8 Baking Dish or 7×11 Baking Dish. Make sure you spread it into all the corners and up on the sides slightly. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together self-rising flour and sugar, and pour in buttermilk. Gently fold until just combined and the mixture is lumpy and looks like cottage cheese. Be careful to not overmix the biscuit dough, stir until JUST combined.
  3. Pour the biscuit dough into the prepared baking dish with melted butter and evenly spread with a spatula. It’s A-Okay if some of the butter seeps onto the top of the biscuit dough.
  4.  Use a butter knife and cut the dough into 9 or 12 even squares.  Bake in the oven for 25-28 minutes (if using 8×8 pan) or 18-22 minutes (if using 7×11 pan) or until the tops are a light golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving warm.
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Notes

  • Leftover butter dip biscuits should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • Butter swim biscuits are also freezer-friendly and can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • To freeze, let the butter dip biscuits cool completely after baking. Transfer to a freezer safe airtight container or place in a single layer in a freezer bag, and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, thaw them at room temperature or microwave single biscuits for 30 seconds at a time or until warm.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe for my Easy Butter Dip Biscuits with Self-Rising Flour. Have you ever made butter dip biscuits or butter swim biscuits? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

 

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