1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 3/4 cups buttermilk


Preheat oven to 450F degrees. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a microwave-safe bowl (or you can use the baking dish that you’ll be baking these in), melt butter in the microwave.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour in the buttermilk. Stir until a loose dough forms. Batter will be a bit sticky.
Press biscuit dough into baking dish (right on top of the melted butter). Take a sharp knife and cut the biscuit dough into 9 squares before baking.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes, rotating dish once during baking


1. If some of the butter comes to the top of the dough before baking, it’s fine.

2. I coat my fingers with nonstick spray to help spread the dough easily without sticking.

3. If some of the tops start to brown too quickly while baking, cover pan with foil.

4. I’ve made these a few times. My oven has hot spots and I’ve had varied cooking times. Check after 25 minutes and continue checking every 5 minutes.