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

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Head to this Lakeview restaurant for their profiteroles with sour cherry, sassafrass and shiso flavors. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Treat your sweet tooth with these extravagant desserts," 17 Nov. 2017 The same sense of enterprise came through in desserts that ranged from sophisticated cheesecake with raspberry and sage to playful profiteroles with roasted banana caramel. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Maverick Texas Brasserie a new star for Southtown," 19 Apr. 2018 As a nod to the famous foie gras-everything profiterole next door, Canard will feature another famous choux pastry, a Paris Brest, currently with strawberries and toasted coconut. Michael Russell,, "Channeling Paris, Canard opens next door to Le Pigeon tonight," 16 Apr. 2018 Desserts include pecan carrot cake, caramel profiteroles, chocolate marquise cake, bread pudding, pineapple fritters and cupcakes, along with chocolate eggs. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Bonnell's Waters in Fort Worth adds weekend seafood brunch | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 28 Mar. 2018 Shoemaker's menu includes French onion soup; black truffle winter gnocchi; salmon and porcini ragu; and profiteroles. Jenn Harris,, "An '80s bar pushing big hair, PBR on draft and pizza by the slice is open in West Hollywood," 19 Feb. 2018 Non-porcine options include chicken-liver terrine, a catch-of-the-day fish and duck, and the profiteroles with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce should not be missed. Alexander Lobrano, New York Times, "Five Places to Go in Montmartre," 15 Feb. 2018 Still, the film vividly evokes the drama of a fine meal, and the epic journey from aspic to profiteroles that Tower helped elevate to the level of an artistic experience. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "Review: Whatever happened to Jeremiah Tower? This film tells all," 25 Apr. 2017 Split profiteroles and pipe blackberry filling on bottom halves, dividing evenly. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Blackberry Lime Cream Puffs," 2 Mar. 2017

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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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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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