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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    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 22, 2014 at 3:15
  • 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)
    – MTL
    Commented Jul 22, 2014 at 13:43
  • +0. Why would you want to eat raw dough? (Unless it's raw cookie dough, which is sweet and delicious.) Commented Aug 12, 2015 at 23:09
  • @unforgettableid Chapter 6 of Maseches Berachos has lengthy discussions about many things that I wouldn't want to eat. Do you like to eat raw flour? I don't know why your personal culinary tastes should dictate what there should be halachic discussion about. Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 14:48
  • @yEz: Good reply. OK; let me respond. The question shows research effort, and is clear, but I'm not sure that it's especially useful in my life. That is why I've voted it +0. (If this was a mistake, please correct me.) Though, even though it may not be an important question in my life, I agree that all posts (whether practical or theoretical) improve the site. Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 21:12

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Rav Peretz Moncharsh at Revach writes regarding raw challah dough

The proper beracha is Shehakol.

See here where Brachot 6:3 is quoted as a source to say shehakol on raw dough.

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