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These One-Pan Southern Biscuits are a Buttery Dream


Fresh biscuits and melted butter go hand in hand, and this one-pan recipe makes it easier than ever to bring the ultimate comfort food to your table. Check out these incredibly flavorful Butter Swim Biscuits!

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Butter Swim Biscuits

Say goodbye to dry, complicated biscuit recipes with these delicious Butter Swim Biscuits! This Southern recipe only requires 6 ingredients and takes about a half hour to make. It couldn’t be any easier to make a pan of delicious and savory buttermilk biscuits – no kneading required!

Each bite is rich, tender, and irresistibly moist, thanks to a generous pool of melted butter. Butter Swim Biscuits are rightfully named as these biscuits are swimming in buttery goodness, creating a crispy exterior that gives way to a fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth interior. Better yet, they are so simple and delicious that they might become your go-to biscuit recipe!

These easy biscuits are the perfect breakfast to satisfy a crowd, and their buttery base pairs beautifully with honey, jam, or a classic sausage gravy.  For lunch, try them as a base for a hearty sandwich, filled with ham, cheese, and a smear of mustard or mayo. Their sturdy yet soft texture holds up well to fillings, adding just the right amount of richness to every bite.

At dinner, a fresh and warm Butter Swim Biscuit can elevate any meal. Not to mention they are sure to impress your guests! Serve them alongside a bowl of chili, a roasted chicken, or a comforting stew. Their savory flavor complements the robust flavors of main dishes, and their crispy edges provide a satisfying contrast to tender meats and vegetables. They’re versatile enough to be a perfect side for both casual family dinners and more formal gatherings.

No matter the meal, these biscuits are sure to be a hit. Their Southern charm and rich, buttery taste make them a delightful addition to any table. Enjoy them fresh from the oven, and enjoy the warmth and comfort they bring to your home, no matter the meal!

Ingredients (for 9 biscuits):

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Pour the melted butter into a 9x9-inch baking dish, ensuring it's evenly coated.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add the buttermilk and stir until just combined. The dough will be sticky.
  4. Pour the dough into the buttered dish, spreading it out evenly. Using a knife, score the dough into 9 squares.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 min. until the biscuits are golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow the biscuits to cool for a few minutes before serving warm.

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VIDEO: Chocolate Strawberry Braid

All you need is 3 main ingredients to make this Chocolate Strawberry Braid for dessert tonight!


  • 7-9 medium-sized strawberries
  • 1 puff pastry
  • 1 chocolate bar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Almond slivers
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut the strawberries into halves.
  3. Dust some flour on a flat surface and spread your puff pastry out on top, smoothing it into a rectangle shape if necessary.
  4. Place the bar of chocolate in the center, then top with a layer of strawberry halves.
  5. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, slice the edges of the puff pastry into strips that can be wrapped over the chocolate and strawberries. Starting with the flap at the top, fold over each strip in a slightly diagonal direction so that they resemble a braid.
  6. Brush the braid with a beaten egg yolk so that it covers the entire visible surface.
  7. Sprinkle almond slivers on top.
  8. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  9. Give the braid a few minutes to cool down, then cover with a dusting of powdered sugar.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

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