Pronunciation: [Fr. proh-FIH-ter-ohl; It. pro-fee-the-ROH-leh]
A miniature cream puff filled with either a sweet or savory mixture. Savory profiteroles are usually served as appetizers. One of the most famous desserts made with these tiny pastries is the elaborate croquembouche.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.