Motzei Shabbos when making Havdala one realizes he has no cloves, cinnamon sticks or any other spice to make the Beracha (blessing on fragerences) Borei Minei Besamim. Can the person take a cinnamon bun or Danish and make the Beracha of Borei Minei Besamim on them?

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The Beis Yosef Orach chaim 297 quotes an opinion which the Magein Avraham 297,1 supports, that one can make a Brocho of Borei minei Besamim on smelling a Regular bun that emits a nice smell when its hot - Though the Aruch Hashulchan Orach Chaim 297,5 mentions that this is not the practiced Minhag:

יש אומרים דאפילו על פת חם מבדילין (עיין ב"י ומג"א), ולא שמענו מי שעשה כן

Since the Cinamon ontop the bun emits a nice natural smell and it is a spice, even those that argue bread alone is not suficient a cinamon bun is fit for saying Borei minei Besamim (the Mishna Brura 297,1 1 says we make Borei Minei Besamim even on products from bark or the leaves) even though the cinamon bun is for food purposes, though ideally have a set aside uniquely for smelling Besamim (Mishna Brura 297,4 10).


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