bakkis, noun

Plurals:
bakkiste /ˈbak kəstə/.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, bak bake + kis chest.
historical
A lidded wooden trough, or box on legs, in which dough was formerly made and kneaded.
1963 W. Fehr Treasures at Castle of G.H.Yellow wood dough mixer or baking trough (bakkis).
1971 Baraitser & Obholzer Cape Country Furn. 255One finds this large box on legs in which dough was kneaded and the baked loaves of bread were stored...The lid of the bakkis is detachable...Bakkiste have neither handles nor hinges.
1973 M.A. Cook Cape Kitchen 68Bakkiste are found in two sizes — the farm-house or large size,..and the town-house or small size...The writer has heard it stated that the true bakkis had a loose lid, whereas the type with a hinged lid was really a broodkis, used for storing loaves.
1975 S. Afr. Panorama Jan. 14The housewife of that era had to bake her own bread, hence the large ‘bakkis’ (dough bin) against one wall.
1981 S. Afr. Garden & Home June 54Her ‘desk’ — a yellow-wood and stinkwood bakkis or baker’s trough.
A lidded wooden trough, or box on legs, in which dough was formerly made and kneaded.

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