What Are Profiteroles?
Profiterole is the French word for cream puff. Profiteroles are made with choux pastry, which is a light and delectable mixture of butter, egg. sugar, flour, and water. They are then filled with whipped cream and typically topped with a chocolate ganache. They are incredibly light, like little breaths of air, and can be addictive—it’s hard to eat just one!
You could doubtless create a near-infinite version of different variations on the theme, but one that I adore is the chocolate, orange, coffee profiterole. This is one of my favorite flavor combinations: rich, passionate, fruity, and deep. It’s very easy to make, too—just heat some cream and combine it with Grand Marnier (or orange juice) and coffee.