Butter Swim Biscuits

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I am not much of a baker – the science and exactness of it always throws me off. I like to be able to add a pinch of this or a dash of that. You can’t exactly do that when it comes to baking. You need just the right mix to give you the right result. These biscuits are the easiest to make! Butter Swim Biscuits are flaky, buttery goodness! Your family is going to be so thrilled when you make these delicious biscuits.

Butter Swim Biscuits

By cooking the biscuits in the butter, you get the most delicious flavor in the biscuits. It makes them perfect on their own and makes them stout enough to hold up to a delicious gravy (like my Chicken Gravy & Biscuits).

Butter Swim Biscuits

Another reason I love these biscuits is because I pretty much always have all the ingredients on hand at any given time. There are no special ingredients – just your basic kitchen staples. Be sure to actually “cut” the raw dough before placing it in the oven – this will make serving it up a snap!

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Butter Swim Biscuits

The simplest of biscuit recipes that make fresh baked biscuits every day of the week!
Course Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked goods, biscuits, bread, butter swim biscuits
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 stick Butter melted
  • cups Flour
  • 2 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Milk


  • Preheat oven to 425deg.
  • In a bowl combine all ingredients except butter. It would combine to a wet dough.
  • Add melted butter to 13×9 baking dish. Put dough into pan and, using a spatula, spread out dough in bottom of the pan. The butter will spread above and below the dough. Using the spatula, "cut" the dough into 12 even pieces. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:


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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

6 thoughts on “Butter Swim Biscuits

  1. Rebecca - Glutarama – United Kingdom – Here at Glutarama, I primarily write about gluten free and free from. However, as the name indicates, Life’s a drama, gluten free doesn’t have to be, therefore, we’re so much more than free from. Our family are affected by; Type 1 Diabetes Autism Spectrum Mental Health (adult and child) Food Intolerance Coeliac Disease This diverse range of topics allows me to reach a far wider audience as many of the topics tend to overlap and intertwine one another. In my past life I worked in school and for local government, giving talks, organising high brow and informal events. I have media experience and love to write on topics that touch my heart and inspire me.
    Rebecca - Glutarama says:

    What an intriguing idea for a recipe – I love the fact you chuck everything in and let the biscuits work their magic in the oven – this is MY KIND of cooking! Going to attempt to make this gluten free so all my family can enjoy them. #SundaysonSilverado

  2. Create With Joy – USA – Create With Joy is an inspirational blog full of ideas & resources to help you live a more creative life! For recipes, crafts, blogging tips, and more, visit https://create-with-joy.com!
    Create With Joy says:

    This sounds like the perfect recipe to surprise my hubby with!
    Congrats again for being our Friend of the Week at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy! 🙂

  3. Liz @ spades, spatulas, and spoons – Oakland, CA – I live in Northern California of the USA, splitting my time between our home and large garden on the coast in Fort Bragg and a smaller place outside San Francisco. I have always love spending time in the kitchen, sharing meals with family and friends. My English born mother was educated in France and ran one of the first traditional French cooking schools in Florida, I learned by being her sous chef and eventually teaching classes with her. Three years ago I was proud to earn my certificate as a Mendocino County Master Gardener, although I had already been gardening in Oakland (ornamental and veggies) for 25 years. There is always so much to learn. I am starting the garden in Fort Bragg and am looking forward to sharing my progress. My family on both sides have always gardened. I have fond memories of my grandparent's garden outside London; and digging potatoes with my father in his vegetable garden in Florida. My education is in microbiology; I worked in labs and biotech for 25 years, often traveling extensively for work. But even with a busy schedule I have managed to have a few of my own fresh vegetables in the back garden. Welcome and thank you for coming along.
    Liz @ spades, spatulas, and spoons says:

    Thank you for contributing this intriguing recipe to Fiesta Friday. I am also not much of a baker but intend to try this one.

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      It is so yum and easy – I hope you enjoy it

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