26 April 2012
Giant Bread Stamp
A chekich is for stamping flatbreads so they don't puff up in the middle. Usually you see smaller ones like these and I have quite a few of them. A big one like this is for stamping the entire center of a loaf of bread. Central Asian naan is really good because there's the stamped center, but also a rim around the edges that rises. You get two totally different textures in one loaf of bread, and since it's cooked in a tandir, that makes it even better.