pro·​fit·​er·​ole | \ prə-ˈfi-tə-ˌrōl How to pronounce profiterole (audio) \

Definition of profiterole

: a miniature cream puff with a sweet or savory filling

Examples of profiterole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ten main courses follow, under Plats Principaux, and then come a dozen desserts that more or less describe themselves: profiteroles, chocolate pot de crème, a cheerfully sour lemon tart. New York Times, "Le Crocodile Shows How a New York Brasserie Should Look and Taste," 3 Mar. 2020 There are six varieties of gin-and-tonic, and no fewer than twelve desserts: profiteroles and madeleines, flourless chocolate cake and chocolate pot de crème, tarte au citron and tarte tatin. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Le Crocodile’s Bold Brooklyn Ambitions," 21 Feb. 2020 Rochambeau, a French brasserie offering fare ranging from coq au vin to profiteroles, is officially opening this week in the Back Bay, according to restaurant representatives., ", a French brasserie offering fare ranging from coq au vin to profiteroles, is officially opening this week in the Back Bay, according to restaurant representatives.," 8 Oct. 2019 Desserts like profiteroles and brownie sundaes are well executed: good chocolate sauce here, Toscanini's ice cream there., "A fine seafood restaurant, hidden in the weeds - The Boston Globe," 10 Oct. 2019 Housemade desserts were subtle instead of sugary, including tiramisu ($10) and airy, creamy profiteroles ($12). Michael Mayo,, "Review: Talento, Tuscan Prime, Piazza Italia. A trio of new Italian restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard," 7 Aug. 2019 Save room for after dinner, when foie gras also makes another appearance, this one on the dessert menu: foie gras profiteroles served with caramel sauce and sea salt. Mike Morris, Los Angeles Times, "If yak and other unusual meats elicit a ‘yum’ from you, check out these restaurants," 27 July 2019 Midweek, Sevilla and his staff begin their work: emulsifying ganaches, piping profiteroles, baking and decorating cakes. Simran Sethi, Washington Post, "Robberies, strawberries and black-market economics: How to bake a cake in Caracas," 24 July 2019 Desserts included Baked Alaska and Turkish-style profiteroles. Julie Jordan,, "Inside Daphne Zuniga's Wedding to David Mleczko: 'I'm Calling Him 'Husband' 1,000 Times a Day'," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of profiterole

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for profiterole

French, perhaps from profit profit

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The first known use of profiterole was in 1884

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“Profiterole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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