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We had a lazy Saturday (well, besides our landlord bringing a real estate agent here unannounced) which included eating, reading, drinking coffee, listening to npr, playing board games, and eventually --baking. I decided to try to make panmarino after hearing of it for the first time on Il Forno. The recipe I used can be found here.

We oddly happened to have fresh rosemary around the house and therefore I used this instead of dried.

It turned out wonderfully. I should have tucked the bottom seams in better after forming the loaf, but other than that it was a very attractive one.

Reading through the comments for this particular bread on Il Forno I learned that using a razor blade for slashing has good results for some. I found the same.

The bread came out of the oven and I proceeded to enjoy nearly the entire loaf with John and our new roommate and friend, Aviva.

I would definitely make this bread again. I am curious to see how it fares with dried rosemary. It is a highly aromatic bread which is a pleasure to bake.

Chicago experienced a miniature blizzard yesterday and shortly after we devoured the bread, John and I took Fenya (the dog) out for a long run through the snow. She was having the time of her life. It was excellent.