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A makitra is a clay bowl with a rough surface, used for mixing (and crushing) cake batter, eggs with sugar, quark for cheese cake, and poppy seeds for kutia. It is perhaps most used in Eastern European kitchens, for example in Ukraine. It is also widely used in Japan and Korea. The unglazed, grooved bowl is suribachi and the thick wooden pestle is surikogi. It is often used to grind sesame seeds etc.
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