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Garlic Bath Biscuits 8-min

There are few things more delicious than a homemade biscuit slathered in butter. Except maybe a biscuit baked in butter… and garlic and herbs. If you’ve been around here very long, you may be familiar with our Butter Swim Biscuits. It’s a fan favorite recipe, and if you’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting one of these biscuits you’ll understand why. They’re incredibly easy to make and absolutely delicious. Today, we have a play on that original recipe with these Garlicky Butter Bath Biscuits!

Garlic Bath Biscuits 1-min
Garlic Bath Biscuits 2-min
Garlic Bath Biscuits 5-min

They use the same simple process as the butter swim version, but with some additional herbs in the batter and garlic mixed into the butter. I had high hopes for how this modified version would come out… and they were completely exceeded. The flavor is reminiscent of focaccia (without all the work!) and the texture is pillowy perfection. Can’t beat those results, especially when the recipe is so easy.

Garlic Bath Biscuits 6-min
Garlic Bath Biscuits 9-min

These biscuits are wonderful with a bowl of soup, saucy pasta, or used for a homemade breakfast sandwich. The recipe makes a big batch so they’re great for entertaining or you can freeze half the batch for a future treat. No matter how you serve these Garlicky Butter Bath Biscuits they’re sure to be a favorite. Give the recipe a try and see for yourself!

Garlic Bath Biscuits 11-min

Garlic Bath Biscuits 7-min

Makes 12 biscuits

10m prep time

35m cook time

10m inactive

Rated 5 out of 5
Rated by 5 reviewers
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 2 ½ tablespoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Add buttermilk to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Mix the remaining 1 teaspoon of garlic powder into the melted butter, then pour mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  5. Transfer dough to the baking dish on top of the melted butter and spread evenly so dough touches the sides of the dish.
  6. Using a greased knife, cut dough into 12 equal squares and bake until top is golden brown, about 32-35 minutes.
  7. Allow biscuits to sit for 10-15 minutes before removing from dish.

Recipe adapted from

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