Definition of profiterole in English:

profiterole

noun

  • A small hollow pastry typically filled with cream and covered with chocolate sauce.

    • ‘To finish I had Italian-style profiteroles, filled with ice cream.’
    • ‘There are also sundaes (hot fudge and strawberry) along with profiteroles smothered in fudge sauce, and a frosty root beer float.’
    • ‘Desserts here have been a weak link, from a tough-crusted fruit tart to tough-skinned profiteroles to a too-goopy bread pudding.’
    • ‘The profiteroles I sampled were soggy, and the purplish lavender crème brûlée tasted a little too much like bath soap.’
    • ‘I reckon it's safe to claim success in the lazing stakes when the highlight of your day is a chocolate profiterole.’
    • ‘Jayne had a healthy portion of profiteroles with hot chocolate sauce, which came with chocolate ice cream.’
    • ‘Neither of us had dessert, though they sounded tempting: white chocolate and brownie crème brûlée or Belgian chocolate profiterole gateaux with honey roast almonds.’
    • ‘So we ordered the profiteroles in white chocolate sauce and two spoons.’
    • ‘From golden profiteroles filled with vanilla or espresso ice cream, to a warm wedge of tender chocolate cake, I can't imagine any chocolate dessert that wouldn't be improved by being doused with a nice drizzle of this.’
    • ‘Throwing my heart monitor out the window I plumped (no pun intended) for the dessert of fresh profiteroles served with butterscotch sauce.’
    • ‘Pudding lovers looking for something full of eastern promise might be disappointed though: the desserts on offer were profiteroles, fruit salad and tiramisu - all at £2.95.’
    • ‘Nick opted for some vanilla ice, while I went for profiteroles served with a zabaglione and chocolate sauce.’
    • ‘A good bottle of Australian Sémillon Chardonnay, at £10, washed the lot down admirably and, with just a bit of room to spare, we chose cinnamon apple fritters with fresh cream and profiteroles for dessert.’
    • ‘Despite feeling full we were tempted by the dessert board which included profiteroles, brownies and banana brûlée.’
    • ‘For dessert, Liz chose a creme caramel, and I opted for chocolate profiteroles, both for £2.25.’
    • ‘I was pretty full but determined to sample one of the puddings, selecting profiteroles and cream for £2.75, while my son asked for chocolate sponge.’
    • ‘There was also a Frankenstein-size profiterole and an ambitious apple tart capped with brown-sugar sauce.’
    • ‘I had warm chocolate Brownies, with pouring cream, and Mike had profiteroles.’
    • ‘Although it is now beyond eight and the clock is ticking louder than a bomb, we are determined not to forgo profiteroles, and pear tart with honey ice cream.’
    • ‘This exotic, faintly ridiculous dish more than makes up for the dank profiteroles, served with what tasted like canned whipped cream.’

Origin

French, diminutive of profit profit.

Pronunciation:

profiterole

/prəˈfidəˌrōl/