Sefardi Beit Sefer

Question: If one eats cake and drinks coffee or tea along with it, must one recite a blessing on the beverage?

Answer: In the previous Halacha we have determined that one who drinks a beverage (besides for wine) during a bread meal does not recite the “Shehakol” blessing upon it, for drinking is as a result of eating  since one does not eat without drinking; thus, such drinking is not significant enough to require its own blessing.

Regarding one who drinks a coffee along with some cake, there is room to claim that one should not recite a blessing on the coffee since the coffee is secondary to the cake, for the cake is more significant and the coffee is being drunk as a result of it and we have already learned that when two foods are mixed together and one of the foods is secondary to the…

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