Tuesday, January 19, 2016

When Mezonot Require Foods Require Hamotzi

When Mezonot Require Foods Require Hamotzi
Day: Tuesday
Date: January 19, 2016
Parshat: Beshalah
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 204

With the exception of bread, the proper beracha on grain products is mezonot. One who plans on eating more than 216 grams (about seven and a quarter ounces) of certain mezonot foods, such as cakes and pastries, needs to wash and say hamotzi before eating and birkat hamazon after eating. However, if the mezonot foods were cooked by frying or boiling, such as noodles, bulgur, couscous and other such products, mezonot is always said regardless of how much is eaten. One who said hamotzi on such foods needs to say a new beracha since they are not similar to bread. However, since these foods are satisfying, if he said birkat hamazon after eating them no new after beracha is required.

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