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Need to sit for hamotzi?

The Pri Megadim (opening to Brachos, 18) specifically states that there is no obligation to sit down for the Birchos HaNehenin (including the Hamotzi) However, Chazal (Gitin p. 70) and so in the ...
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What is the bracha on "Kit Kat" bars?

This is actually a machlokes based on what is your preference as well as what is considered the ikar and tafel in the product as well as the majority. This seems to be analogous to the case of Rav ...
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What Brachah did the Tannaim Make on Pretzels?

Rav and Shmuel did not institute the blessing "mezonot". Rav and Shmuel taught two laws, each of which contains new information: The novelty of the one is that only the 5 species needs ...
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What bracha to say first, cooked wheat (mezonos) or olives?

See Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 211. The rule of following the order of the foods in the verse you cited essentially only applies when all the food items have the same blessing. Otherwise, the order of ...
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What is the proper beracha for Pancakes or waffles

OU suggests mezonot for both waffles and pancakes presumably since they're made from grain (usually wheat) and not bread.
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What do you do if you make a Mezonos on cake, but then decide to eat a lot more?

Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 48:4: אִם מִתְּחִלָּה הָיָה בְּדַעְתּוֹ לֶאֱכוֹל רַק מְעַט, וּבֵרַךְ בּוֹרֵא מִינֵי מְזוֹנוֹת, וְאַחַר כָּךְ נִמְלַךְ לֶאֱכוֹל שִׁעוּר קְבִיעַת סְעוּדָּה, אִם בָּזֶה שֶׁהוּא ...
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What is the proper beracha on granola bars

This is the epitome of a safek brachos. Whenever a maggid shiur wants to give an example of a modern day food that is a real debate on the bracha, they use granola and granola bars (two very distinct ...
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Crackers - Why wouldn't that require an Hamotzi?

Pas haba bkisnin becomes hamotzi when you eat 8 k'zeisim of it, and if the crackers are eaten with tuna, the tuna counts toward the shiur (Igros Moshe OC 3:32). But I presume your question is whether ...
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Eating after Kiddush Friday Night without Motzi?

Although msh210's answer would appear to reflect the opinion of Mishnah Berurah which does not differentiate between kiddush at night or during the day, there are opinions that argue and would limit ...
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Bracha on a bread-based dessert

There are some basic concepts about making brachos (blessings) which should be understood as a background for any answer to the OP's issue. These concepts are vital to the proper attitude one needs in ...
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If Shabbat falls immediately after Pesach, what could Sephardim use for Hamotzi on Shabbat?

If you are kove'ah seuda on a mezonot food, treating it as a meal rather than a snack, then it is treated as hamotzi. That should solve the problem. Source: http://www.kosherveyosher.com/hamotzi-vs-...
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Is it ever correct to make the bracha of "mezonos" during Passover?

As you yourself said, there are lots of possibilities to say Mezonos on Pesach - the classic matzo-balls are a great example. Any cake made from matza-meal is mezonos. Sefardim (and other) who eat ...
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What criteria distinguishes yeast dough to be an item to say "Hamotzi" vs. "Mezonot"?

The term you're looking for is Pat Haba Bikisnin. This is a type of baked item which is like bread in many ways and different from bread in some other ways. According to the Shulchan Arukh (168:7), ...
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The bracha on Pita Chips

I heard from my Rebbi Rav Menachem Feifer Shlita״h that it depends. If it was made from existing pita it is Hamotzi, but if it is made ' from scratch ' it is Mezonos. Check out this source from a ...
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Bracha on a bread-based dessert

From the way you described this pizza, it appears to be genuine bread (not pat haba’ah bekisanin as described in Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 168:7). As such its blessing is always hamotzi. As such, ...
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Beracha priority of Al Hamichya fruits

Only the 5 grains are automatically ikkar, not fruits. Mishnah Brurah 204 sk 57 (also see the Shulchan Aruch he is commenting on for some context): הרי הוא עיקר - המ"א ושארי האחרונים הסכימו דהוא ...
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Is mezonot jealous of kiddush?

A good overview is provided here: The starting point to understanding this concept is with Challah - i.e. we ensure the challos are covered whilst kiddush is said because of three reasons: Honour of ...
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In what time period must Pas Habaa Bikisnin be eaten?

The Aruch Hashulachan in Siman 168 indicates that it is based on your intention while you eat. If you intend to have enough, either when you start or in the middle of eating before you finish (or say ...
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If one made a mezonot on a shehakol, should he correct it?

Halachipedia says Bracha Rishona: After the fact if one recited mezonot on anything besides water or salt, one fulfilled one's obligation. He quotes the following authorities: Chaye Adam (v. 1, 58:...
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Crackers - Why wouldn't that require an Hamotzi?

kvias seuda is not well defined. As you say it does not need to be a 5-course meal, but it also should not include snacking instead of a meal. I understand kvias seuda to generally be sitting together ...
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Mezonot rolls for Se'udah Shlishit

Update This question and answer uses the full amount of the mezonos eaten as the basis for the answer. This would also seem to apply, though you should ask the rabbi involved. Note that this also ...
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The bracha on Pita Chips

I was sure it was hamotzi but your question made me doubt and check. It is indeed a machloket and seems to depend on the specific product. For Stacy's Pita chips, the OU poskim say it is hamotzi but ...
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What blessing to make on a cronut?

According to Wikipedia, "The pastry resembles a doughnut and is made from croissant-like dough which is filled with flavored cream and fried in grapeseed oil." The Shulchan Aruch (O.C. 168:...
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What blessing is made on a taco, burrito, or plain flour tortilla?

Video of Rav Dovid Feinstein ruling that wraps made from wheat flour are considered "bread", and their bracha is "hamotzi".
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