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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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 The wet, chewy dough of profiteroles and the hard, dense carrot cake took the shine off the dessert menu. Mike Sutter,, "Zero-star review: Grey Moss Inn falls behind the times northwest of San Antonio," 6 June 2019 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

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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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