un·​mold | \ ˌən-ˈmōld How to pronounce unmold (audio) \
unmolded; unmolding; unmolds

Definition of unmold

transitive verb

: to remove from a mold

Examples of unmold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This marvel of retro Americana entails pouring Jell-O into a mold, firming it up in the fridge, unmolding it in a hot water bath, and serving it to the jiggling delight of all. Gabriella Gershenson, Saveur, "The Structural Soundness of Your Favorite Desserts, According to Architects," 30 Jan. 2017 Remove the baking dishes from their water bath, allow to cool for five minutes, and unmold them in the center of eight dessert plates. Marley Marius, Vogue, "7 Alternative Thanksgiving Desserts from the Vogue Archive," 16 Nov. 2018 Let cool for 10 minutes, then unmold them onto a wire rack to cool completely, flat-side-down. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Long live the Victoria Sponge Cake — or, at least through summer’s super-fresh fruit season," 1 Aug. 2018 To serve, unmold the charlotte onto a plate and arrange the remaining pear slices on top in a circular pattern. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Recipe: Pear Charlotte Cake," 18 Nov. 2015 Set out large baking dish of panna cotta with a serving spoon, or unmold each panna cotta from its ramekin: Run a paring knife around the top inner edge of ramekin, then dip bottom of ramekin in a bowl of boiling water for 10 seconds. Alex Van Buren, Health.com, "The Best No-Cook, Make-Ahead Dessert for the 4th of July," 25 June 2018 Do Ahead: Cake can be assembled 2 days ahead and can also be unmolded and covered in cream 1 hour ahead; either way, keep in the fridge until the last minute. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Blackberry Icebox Cake," 18 June 2018 The molds are so simple to fill and unmold you’ll be inspired to turn fruit juices into ice pops laced with bits of fruits or herbs and spices. Ann Trieger Kurland, BostonGlobe.com, "Ice lollipop molds mean making your own ice cream truck treats," 16 Apr. 2018 Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then run a knife around the shorter sides of the pan and lift the parchment to unmold the cake onto the rack. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "How to Make Marble Cake With a Dramaaaatic Swirl," 29 Mar. 2018

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1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Unmold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmold. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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