Definition of profiterole in English:

Share this entry

profiterole

Pronunciation: /prəˈfidəˌrōl/

noun

A small hollow pastry typically filled with cream and covered with chocolate sauce.
Example sentences
  • Throwing my heart monitor out the window I plumped (no pun intended) for the dessert of fresh profiteroles served with butterscotch sauce.
  • Desserts here have been a weak link, from a tough-crusted fruit tart to tough-skinned profiteroles to a too-goopy bread pudding.
  • Nick opted for some vanilla ice, while I went for profiteroles served with a zabaglione and chocolate sauce.

Origin

French, diminutive of profit 'profit'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pro·fit·er·ole

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.