It’s kind of strange to be stuck at home during a time of the year when so many events are set to launch. The COVID19 pandemic has forced us to spend these spring days indoors, which isn’t so bad, although I miss celebrating Easter at church!
On Palm Sunday, I wanted to make the day a little more special for my family. Since church is closed, we had a Bible study in our living room. Then I decided for lunch to try a recipe I saw posted by various cooks on YouTube called “Butter Swim Biscuits.”
Why Butter Swim Biscuits on Palm Sunday? I can’t really explain why; it just sounded like a comfy, nurturing meal to have buttery bread with some gravy or jam. If you’re looking for a Jesus connection, I suppose I could say these biscuits are baptized in butter!
Butter Swim Biscuits are pretty easy to put together, and best of all it doesn’t require kneading or rolling out on a floured surface. (As much as I love homemade bread, I have a small kitchen and that can be hard to do!) They bake in the oven in a simple 8×8 inch square pan.
They turned out amazing! I was so caught up in their deliciousness that I forgot to snap pics (hence the leftover three biscuits)!
I used a pouch of powdered gravy mix that I prepared on the stove to serve with the biscuits. By themselves, the biscuits taste just as good because they are buttery to the max!
Butter Swim Biscuits
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 4 tbsp shortening (or lard)
- 1 1/2 cups cold buttermilk
- 8 tbsp butter (reserve1 tbsp for topping)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Mix first four dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar). Cut shortening into mix until crumbled.
- Melt butter in a microwave-safe dish. Add to an 8x8 square pan. Reserve 1 tablespoon for later.
- Add buttermilk to dry mixture until a sticky, wet dough forms.
- Spoon and spread dough mixture on top of the melted butter in the pan. Cut into 9 squares.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until tops are golden.
- Brush reserved butter on top of biscuits and let sit for 5 minutes or until all butter is absorbed.
- Serve with jam, gravy, or by itself!