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Shulchan Aruch discusses the blessing on baked dough (various places - Hamotzi), fried dough (O.C. 168:10), raw grain kernels (Ha'adama - O.C. 208:4), flour (shehakol - 208:5), and various cooked mixtures with flour in them (mezonos or hamotzi - various locations, many of them in O.C. 208). As far as I know, raw dough is not directly discussed. My assumption would be that it is shehakol, but is it discussed anywhere explicitly?

The Gemara in Berachos 37a contrasts raw grain with baked and then cooked dough, and skips the stage of being uncooked dough:

תניא הכוסס את החטה מברך עליה בורא פרי האדמה טחנה אפאה ובשלה בזמן שהפרוסות קיימות בתחלה מברך עליה המוציא לחם מן הארץ ולבסוף מברך עליה ג׳ ברכות אם אין הפרוסות קיימות בתחלה מברך עליה בורא מיני מזונות ולבסוף מברך עליה ברכה אחת מעין ג׳

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Funny....looked at bracha index of Halachos of Brachos....he had fried dough and doughnut, but not plain dough (though if he has it somewhere in the middle in a bigger discussion, I wouldn't know) –  Shokhet Jul 22 '14 at 13:43

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