Is it permissible to eat cereal in cold milk on Shabbos? I am aware that oats and finely ground baby food is permissible if done in a certain way. I am referring to chunky cereals such as corn flakes for example.

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    Why would you think yes or no? Please edit that in so we can address your concerns better.
    – Scimonster
    Feb 24, 2015 at 20:12
  • I'm uncertain which prohibitions may concern you. I'm surmising one of them may be "lash" - kneading as the flakes get mushy? This is incidental and you have no intent or benefit from this. As a general rule, "incidental" occurrences such as these are not of concern. You need to edit your question so we know what the concerns are.
    – DanF
    Feb 24, 2015 at 20:48

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Yes, it is totally permissible no matter how you do it. The relevant concern here is that it's prohibited to "knead" by mixing flour with water to make dough. (That's why making a mush like baby cereal is a bit tricky; it's supposed to be made far thinner than bread dough, and made differently as well.) Corn-flakes-in-milk doesn't look anything like a bread dough.



There's no reason to prohibit that I can think of; a glance at a laws-of-Shabas book reveals no prohibition; and the common practice (in my own limited experience) is to allow it.

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