You might know profiteroles by another name -- the cream puff. These miniature treats are made from choux pastry, which is a simple, light, round pastry that's relatively easy to make. Profiteroles are decadent confections you can make at home. The choux pastry is cut in half, and sandwiched in between the two halves is whipped or pastry cream. Sometimes, it's filled with ice cream and topped with warm chocolate sauce. Yum! By the way, the word "profiterole" comes from the word "profit," which means "to derive benefit from." We completely agree with that sentiment!