How To Separate Challah:
- When the dough is ready to be shaped into loaves, say the following blessing:
Baruch Ata A-Do-Nay Elo-haynu Melech HaOlam Asher Kidishanu B'Mitzvotav V'Tziyvanu L'Hafrish Challah.
(Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, King of the Universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to separate Challah.)
- Immediately after saying the blessing, pinch off a piece of dough, approximately the size of half an egg, and say:
harai zeh challah (this is challah).
- Discard the separated piece of dough by placing in a small bag and throwing into the trash.