Pillsbury doughs are the Sorcerer's Stone for lazy cooks: they won't make you live forever, but they will make you feel unnaturally powerful because you're able to whip up incredible caramelized-on-the-outside, warm-and-soft on-the-inside cinnamon rolls when you're hungover on a Saturday morning. But when you start hacking those tubes of refrigerated crescents, biscuits, and crusts for entirely different recipes, you really become a masterful presence. Not in a bad way, like Voldemort, but in a great, all-knowing way because you can whip up your own salted caramel Cronuts in less time than it takes to read one HP chapter. These are the 15 best ways you need to start using Pillsbury.
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These buttery, garlicky bites taste just as good as the pizzeria variety, and making them is almost easier than calling for delivery. Plus, it bakes into a bowl shape, which is just waiting to be filled with warm sauce. Recipe here.
When Dominique Ansel invented the chocolate chip cookie shot, he forever changed the way we eat milk and cookies. You don’t need to be in New York to enjoy one though, just make your own with pre-made dough. Instructions here.
If the crispy outside of the cinnamon roll is your favorite part, then you’ve got to try cinnamon roll waffles. Each bite is caramelized and the ridges perfectly contain the gooey frosting. Learn how to here.