Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small round cream puff.

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  • n. A small, hollow case of choux pastry with a filling

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small hollow pastry that is typically filled with cream and covered with chocolate

Etymologies

French, perhaps diminutive of profiter, to profit, from Old French, from profit, profit; see profit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I was surprised that he ate the profiterole after the inital touching and poking, and still asked for more.

    Food Glorious Food « Barefoot in the Kitchen

  • I just assumed a profiterole fell on the ‘e’ and the 60 year old scotch prevented you from noticing.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » One week. 24 000 words.

  • After finishing my light Friars club dinner of prime rib and chocolate profiterole, I screwed up my courage, walked over to his table and introduced myself to him as a fan.

    Guy Nicolucci: TCM's Robert Osborne Smooth-Talks the Classics

  • "Great Cotes de Rhone, isn't it?" he asked, diving into a profiterole.

    Stephanie Gertler: Truth in Marriage

  • They just did these in the last season of Master Chef (in Oz). choux pastry, filled with cream or custard (the ever tasty profiterole) are dipped in caramel and arranged in a cone mould, and decorated with some additional caramel spun over the piece. additional decorations may be added (they did sugar butterflies for the competition).

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  • And they would work great as a dessert not unlike the gougre cousin, the profiterole, served hot, dusted with cinnamon sugar, with warm ganache and ice cream.

    Ratio

  • A different take on the cream puff/clair is the profiterole, which sandwiches ice cream and gets a dose of chocolate sauce on top.

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  • The crumb also allows such preparations as this or the sweet profiterole to be stuffed with a savory or sweet filling.

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  • The RANDOM WOMAN abandons the profiterole, and makes for the dance floor.

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  • I had a glazed duck pastry, twelve hour braised lamb, and a giant profiterole for dessert.

    Worldcon, Day 1: Dinner with friends

Comments

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  • The idea that the texture of the pastry has anything to do with old choux-leather is, of course, nothing but a vile slur.

    February 4, 2008

  • YUM!
    A profiterole or cream puff (U.S.) is a food made from a small, round baked choux pastry filled with a sweet filling. The most common form nowadays is a dessert filled with whipped cream or pastry cream, and often served with chocolate sauce or a caramel glaze.
    _Wikipedia

    February 4, 2008