Cream Puff Fun Facts

The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and cream puff fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Cream Puff fun facts.

Cream Puff Fun Facts: A cream puff is a choux pastry ball filled with whipped cream, pastry cream, or ice cream. The puffs may be decorated or left plain or garnished with chocolate sauce, caramel, or a dusting of powdered sugar.

  • The origin of both the pastry and its name profiterole are obscure. It was introduced in France by Caterina de’ Medici, wife of Henry II of France, who brought from Tuscany several recipes, including choux pastry and Profiterole.
  • January 2 is National Creme Puff Day.
  • The word profiterole (also spelled prophitrole, profitrolle, profiterolle) has existed in English since the 16th century, borrowed from French. The original meaning in both English and French is unclear. It later came to mean a kind of roll ‘baked under the ashes’. A 17th-century French recipe for a Potage de profiteolles or profiterolles describes a soup of dried small breads (presumably the profiteroles) simmered in almond broth and garnished with cockscombs, truffles, and so on.
  • The cream puff has appeared on US restaurant menus since 1851, if not earlier.
  • The record for world’s largest cream puff, weighed 125.5 pounds. It was created August 11, 2011 at the Wisconsin State Fair by Dave Schmidt and Team Cream Puff.The Wisconsin State Fair is known for its dairy bakery that has been producing cream puffs during the fair since 1924.

Related Recipe: Caramel Topped Chocolate Cream Puffs

Cream Puff Fun Facts We May Have Missed

Let us know about any Cream Puff Fun Facts we missed. We love to add to these lists. If we can verify the fact we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia facts about Cream Puffs.

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2017-03-31T08:42:27+00:00 By |Did You Know?|

About the Author:

Richard is an architect by degree (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan) who began his career in real estate development and architectural planning. In September of 2010 he created Mobile Cuisine Magazine to fill an information void he found when he began researching how to start a mobile hotdog cart in Chicago. Richard found that there was no central repository of mobile street food information anywhere on the internet, and with that, the idea for MCM was born.

One Comment

  1. Lauren Mar 26, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    This really helped me with my French project on Cream Puffs. Thanks!

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