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What is the proper beracha for Pancakes or waffles

According to Halacha what is the proper beracha (blessing) on pancakes or waffles? Is it considered like bread which requires hamotzi or is it considered more like cake which is mezonot?
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What is the proper beracha on granola bars

According to Halacha what is the proper beracha to be made on granola bars? Is it mezonot or maybe something else? Is this question a machloket amongst the poskim?
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Is mezonot jealous of kiddush? [duplicate]

Should we cover plates of crackers and rogelach in a shul kiddush?
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What do you do if you make a Mezonos on cake, but then decide to eat a lot more?

For certain types of bread-like foods, one only washes and makes HaMotzi when eating a sufficiently fixed quantity. Suppose you make a Mezonos a small amount of cake, and after finishing it you ...
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Al hamichya in different location when continued eating rice but started with cake

If someone start eating cake in one location he/she can make על המחיה in a totally different location (from which the first cannot be seen) if one continues eating there. Does the food that is ...
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What bracha to say first, cooked wheat (mezonos) or olives?

According to this ordering "A land of wheat, barley, grapes, figs and pomegranates, a land of olives which produce oil, dates which produce honey." (Deuteronomy 8:8) It is undecided as to ...
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In what time period must Pas Habaa Bikisnin be eaten?

If enough Pas Habaa Bikisnin (e.g. cake or crackers) is eaten at once (according to some opinions as little as four beitzim Mishna Berura 168:24) then the blessing is Hamotzi instead of mezonot. In ...
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Where are the sources for 2 different ends for Al Hamichya?

Sometimes the bracha of Al Hamichya ends with the words "v'al hakalkalah", like it is shown here. Sometimes those two words are left out, like shown here. What are the reasons for this ...
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If one made a mezonot on a shehakol, should he correct it?

As we learned here, if one makes a shekahol, it covers the mezonot food. What if the case was flipped around, i.e, one made a mezonot on a food that was shehakol? What if he realized mid-eating; ...
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Beracha priority of Al Hamichya fruits

Are the “5 fruits of the land of Israel” automatically ikkar— even without majority— like mezonot?
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Crackers - Why wouldn't that require an Hamotzi?

As we know there are 3 different guidelines that would make a baked good a 'Pas Habah B'kusnin'. the third guideline is, if the bread is hard and dry, for example; pretzels. With this Shit"a, the ...
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Bracha on coffee before pastry

If one sits down to eat mezonos and drink coffee and the person truly does not want to eat the mezonos for a period of time (just to sip the coffee), is it permissible to make the bracha shehakol ...
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Bracha on a bread-based dessert

Our local gourmet pizza establishment writes on the blackboard that "The Pizza is Hamotzi." Clear enough. (Maybe.) But then, they also serve a thing called "dessert pizza," which is their usual pizza ...
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What is the bracha on "Kit Kat" bars?

I'm using Kit Kats as an example of any chocolate covered wafer. I'm not sure what is considered ikar - the main purpose of the food. Is it the wafer which requires mezonot or the chocolate covering ...
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Mezonot rolls for Se'udah Shlishit

I've been reading several articles that dsicuss the vague definition and debate on the exact definition of the term pat haba bekisnin, and how this affects, specifically what are called "mezonot ...
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What are the opinions on the maximum size of a kezayit?

I am going to be travelling for business during Sukkot and won't have access to a sukkah. Therefore I'm looking for the opinion for the largest minimum size for eating a kezayit of mezonot outside a ...
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Need to sit for hamotzi?

Is there an obligation or a custom to sit down while saying hamotzi? What about for the other before blessings (borei minei mezonot, borei pri adamah, borei pri ha'etz, and shehakol nihiye bidvaro)?
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If Shabbat falls immediately after Pesach, what could Sephardim use for Hamotzi on Shabbat?

If Matzah is mezonot for some Sepharadim, and Shabbat were to fall immediately after Pesach, what could such Sephardim use for hamotzi on Shabbat, given the obligation of lechem mishneh? One could not ...
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Is it ever correct to make the bracha of "mezonos" during Passover? [duplicate]

The bracha "bora m'nai mezonot" is usually said over food made from the five grains (wheat, barley, oats, rye, or spelt) that is not bread. I have heard people say that one should never say this ...
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What criteria distinguishes yeast dough to be an item to say "Hamotzi" vs. "Mezonot"?

I am trying to get some understanding of when to make "hamotzi" vs. "mezonot" on baked products. The dough consists of the these ingredients - 5 lbs. flour, 4 eggs, 4 tbs. salt, 4 tbs. sugar, 4 tbs. ...
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What Brachah did the Tannaim Make on Pretzels?

The Mishnah (Brachos 6:1) says that anything that comes from the ground gets a Ha'adamah, except for bread, which gets a Hamotzi. Well, what about non-bread foods from the Five Grains? The Gemara (36b)...
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The bracha on Pita Chips

What Bracha should one make on pita chips, Hamotzi or Mezonos ?
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What blessing to make on a cronut?

The local kosher DD is now stocking their imitation of the famous cronut. According to the teudah on the wall, pas Yisrael isn't an issue with donuts since they are fried, croissants require washing ...
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Do you need to eat a kezayis of the ikar to make a bracha acharona necessitated by the ikar?

Say you're eating a mixture of something requiring a mezonot blessing mixed with something requiring a shechakol blessing. By the rules of ikar and tafel you would just say a mezonot on the entire ...
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What's the bracha on mozzarella sticks?

Do the breadcrumbs on mozzarella sticks require that you wash or at least say mezonot or do we say that it's only used as a cooking agent and therefore you would make a shehakol on the cheese? Is ...
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If you say mezonot on rice AND one of the five grains do you make two after blessings?

Mezonot is said on rice and a product of the five grains. However rice gets boreh nefashot as the after blessing while five grain products get al hamichya. If you said one mezonot to cover both rice ...
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According to Shulchan Aruch, why is the beginning bracha on rice "mezonot", but the end bracha "borei nefashot"?

Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayyim 208:7: הַכּוֹסֵס (פי' הָאוֹכֵל) אֶת הָאֹרֶז, מְבָרֵךְ עָלָיו בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הָאֲדָמָה וְאַחֲרָיו בּוֹרֵא נְפָשׁוֹת; וְאִם בִּשְּׁלוֹ הַגָּה: עַד שֶׁנִּתְמַעֵךְ (...
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What Bracha to say when there is no clear majority?

I know that the Bracha for a mixture dish would go by the main component which in turn is determined by the majority. E.g. for rice with some peas the blessing is Mezonot. My question is what if ...
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What exactly is shibbolet shu'al?

Shibbolet shu'al (a grain of the 5 grains of israel) is commonly translated as oats but according to some opinions that is not the case. What do the other opinions believe it is and wherein lies the ...
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Do I need to wash and bentch on oatmeal?

I was reading in Artscroll's The Laws of Brachos that if someone eats an amount of mezonos equal to the amount of bread he would have eaten during a meal then he needs to wash and bentch. For some ...
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What bracha should one make on a chicken pot pie?

What bracha should one make on a chicken pot pie? Choices that could make sense: Shehakol: Because chicken is the main thing or if one is uncertain. Mezonot: Because it is a pie crust made using ...
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What blessing(s) to make on milk's favorite cookie (Oreo's)?

Oreo cookies are wonderfilled things. What blessing(s) should one make on Oreo cookies? As shown below, an Oreo cookie is made of two parts: the wafer part of the cookie, which by itself is a ...
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Bread with fruit baked into it

What would be the bracha on "bread" that had mashed fruit or vegetable kneaded into the dough, but tastes like bread? For example, if you mashed a few potatoes into the dough, then the bread will ...
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What blessing is made on a taco, burrito, or plain flour tortilla?

My copy of "Guide to Blessings, The Brochos for Various Foods" compiled by Rabbi Naftali Hoffner (NCSY/OU) states that tortillas get the "Shehakol" blessing because they are made of maize (corn) flour....
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Herring and a Cracker

If I eat a piece of herring on a cracker, what bracha do I make? Do we say that I'm eating it for the herring therefore it's Shehakol or because I have a cracker do I make a Mezonos? As always, ...
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Why is the blessing of Mezonos not mentioned in the Mishnah?

The Mishnayos of the sixth perek of Berachos discuss all the different blessings which one makes on food, with the exception of the blessing 'borei minei mezonos'. Why is this not mentioned?
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Halachic status of malawach

What bracha do we make on malawach? Does it have the same status as bread, or do we treat it as a cake or cookie?
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Are corn chips mazonot? [closed]

On Chanukah this year we will make a blessing on wine and then having latkas, etc.. I am looking for something mazonot to serve after the wine bracha which is not sweet. We are not making Hamotzi. Are ...
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Shiur for kiddush rabba mezonos

When we make kiddush rabba with mezonos before having a real meal with bread, is there a shiur for how much mezonos a person should eat in order for it to be yotzei kiddush? Does it matter whether the ...
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Bracha Achrona with a little pasta and a lot of rice

Suppose someone makes a borei minei mezonos bracha on pasta (whose bracha achrona is al hamichya), and exempts rice (whose bracha achrona is borei nefashos) that he is planning on eating as well. If ...
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Source in the Aruch HaShulchan to not motzi (exempt) others with after-bracha on mezonot foods

The Aruch HaShulchan has an opinion on whether one person can motzi (exempt) a crowd with a bracha acharona (after-bracha) on mezonot foods. It is along the lines of it is better not to have one ...
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Benediction to be recited over stuffing?

On Thanksgiving, many have the custom to eat stuffing, which usually incorporates bread as a major ingredient, with their turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy. What bracha should be recited up it? ...
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Eating after Kiddush Friday Night without Motzi?

In many synagogues, it is common to have an informal food gathering after services on Shabbat morning. This is very rarely, if ever, done Friday night. On Shabbat morning the way it's done is usually ...
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What is the bracha on "cookies and cream" flavor ice cream?

I saw here that Rav Belsky holds the following: One of the flavors of Klein's parve ice cream is "Cookies and Cream" which contains cookie crumbs or bits which are sprinkled through areas of ...
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What are the conditions for bread earning the bracha of HaMotzi?

I've seen bread made with juice on airplanes and the insert says these are "mezonos" rolls. And, as we know, matzah is "HaMotzi." In the first instance, it looks like bread but we treat it like ...
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Trouble understanding this Kaf HaHaim

My friend asked recently asked me an interesting Hakira in Halacha. Is it better to eat Pat Shahrit Hamosi or Pat Shahrit Mezonot and go to the Mikve (because of a lack of time)? I started looking ...
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The Extra Mezonot and Rice

According to Sefaradim, if you make a Beracha one thing you don't make it another with the same Beracha (not for different forms though). What about rice? Rice, as we know has a different ...
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matzah = mezonos or hamotzi

What is the reasoning of the 2 different minhagim (traditions) on what bracha to say on matzah when its not Peasach?
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