I love finding super sneaky shortcuts. This recipe for tasty flaky palmiers lets you make something "homemade" without dirtying a bowl or cracking an egg. Now, I'm not saying I condone substituting readymade for homemade on every occasion, but sometimes you can cut a corner without sacrificing a beautiful result.
I yoinked this recipe (if you can even call it that) from Joy the Baker. It's stupid simple. Just let some storebought pastry thaw on a bed of sugar. Then flip over and roll the ends toward the center line. Cut 1/2 inch slices and arrange them on a sheet pan. Bake then for 15 minutes at 400 degress. Don't overbake them!
Switching up the sugars would add all kinds of variety. I used turbindo sugar, but I bet vanilla sugar would be just delish. Ooh and savory palmiers! I bet a mixture of finely grated parmesean, salt and pepper could easily be substituted for the sugar. I bet those would be awfully good with a little tomato soup.