Miss Gypsy's Biscuits

Miss Gypsy's Biscuits

Gypsy Gilliam
Featured In WTFCF Season 3, Episode 02: Gypsy's Place - The Raleigh Farmers Market.
A biscuit like you have never seen before can be found in this homey restaurant. Warm and fluffy they are sure to please the most finicky of biscuit eaters. It is one of the reasons why people from all over the state and travelers alike visit the State Farmer's Market Restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Servings 16


  • 1 Rolling Pin
  • 1 2 - 3 inch biscuit cutter
  • 1 baking sheet


  • 4 cups self-rising flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • cups buttermilk, cold
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 400℉.
  • In a bowl, sift together 4 cups flour and ½ teaspoon baking powder.
  • Using your fingertips quickly blend 1 cup of vegetable shortening until mixture is the size of marbles.
  • Add 1¾ cups buttermilk until combined.
  • Transfer the dough to a non-stick surface. Note: It will be sticky.
  • Lightly sprinkle flour over top of the biscuits and flour hands.
  • Using the tips of your fingers lift and fold dough 4 times.
  • Flour a rolling pin. Using light strokes roll dough until approximately 1 inch thick.
  • Using a biscuit cutter - cut biscuits and place on a baking sheet with edges nearly touching.
  • Brush the tops of biscuits with ¼ cup melted butter.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until biscuits are a light golden brown.


    About the Author

    Miss Gypsy talking about cathead biscuits.Miss Gypsy has been the owner of the State Farmer's Market and Restaurant in Raleigh, NC since 2002. Her philosophy is that everyone needs a second chance and hires those who may not be able to find a job elsewhere. Gypsy is true to her employees and feels she would not have a restaurant without them. To show her appreciation in 2019 she closed the restaurant and took all her employees and their families to Disney World with all expenses paid. State Farmers Market Restaurant is rated #23 of 942 restaurants to visit in NC. If you are in NC - Gypsy's restaurant is worth the stop.