The person making the blessing over the challah gently marks the challah to be cut with a knife and then raises the challahs and recites the blessing.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.
Ba’ruch Ah’tah Ah’doh’nai Eh’lo’hay’nu Melech ha’o’lam ha’mo’tzee lechem min ha’aretz.
The challah is then cut and each piece is dipped in salt (just a pinch). The person who made the blessing should take a piece, eat and then distribute the cut challah out to everyone at the table.
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