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Short description: Clay mixing bowl with a rough surface

A makitra - notice the horizontal grooves on the inside

thumb|A small makitra and a grinding stick next to it A makitra (Polish: makutra) is a big clay mixing bowl with a rough surface. With the help of a special (usually wooden, rarely porcelain) grinding stick with a ball-shaped end, a makitra can be used for creaming cake batter, eggs with sugar, buttercream, quark for cheese cake, and poppy seeds for kutia. It is perhaps most used in Eastern European kitchens, for example in Poland [1] and Ukraine .[2]

A similar tool, called suribashi, is used in Japanese cuisine.


  1. group work (coordinator: Maria Szczygłowa), author of the chapter: Krystyna Kopeć (1976). "Dobra organizacja żywienia to oszczędność czasu, sił i pieniędzy" (in pl). Dobra kuchnia: żywienie w rodzinie (V ed.). Warszawa: Wydawnictwo "Watra". pp. 47. 
  2. Ukrainian Christmas eve dinner and suggestions how to cook some dishes for it, Welcome to Ukraine Magazine