Potato Mustard Bread

Comfort Food for me is homemade bread sliced while slightly warm from the oven with a bowl of homemade soup. I decided to serve my potato mustard bread with potato leek soup.  I made a small salad but didn’t really need it as the soup was filling with a slice of the bread.  If you love the Scandinavian flavors of mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, fresh dill and mustard than you will want to try these together in a fresh loaf of bread.  

This recipe for potato mustard bread is filled with fresh chopped dill and brown mustard seeds.  It makes a beautiful and fragrant loaf of bread fresh from the oven .  I promise it will make your kitchen smell wonderful.  I like it toasted for breakfast, served with smoked salmon, roast beef or cheese.

I’ve made this bread several times before Patty’s Food Blog.  It was on my list of favorite recipes to share here and I am slowly chipping away on that list.  This bread recipes comes from Marcus Samuelsson’s ‘Aquavit’ which is a beautiful cookbook filled with gorgeous recipes and photographs.  Several years ago my daughter Jen and I had dinner at his famous restaurant in New York.  We were impressed and enjoyed  a spectacular meal there, I remember all the glass jars filled with flavored aquavits on the bar.  I tried the one made with cucumber, it was strong and  tasted just like a cucumber.

My small loaf of bread sliced beautifully and just fits on this sweet little plate I found in Arles on a trip to France with my sister several years ago.  Don’t you love finding the perfect size dish in your cupboard for serving one of your homemade creations?
Here is the recipe for Potato Mustard Bread
from ‘Aquavit’ by Marcus Samuelsson

3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for brushing the loaf
2 tablespoons brown mustard seeds
1 tablespoon dill seeds
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
Pinch of sugar
1 cup mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, about 1/2 pound
1 cup chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1&1/2 cup-2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
In a small saucepan bring the olive oil and mustard seed to a simmer over a low heat.  Reduce the heat to barely simmering, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.  Add the dill seeds, remove from the heat and cool.
Combine the yeast, warm water and sugar in a small bowl and let stand for 10 minutes or until foamy.
In a large bowl combine the mashed potatoes, fresh dill and salt.  Mix well with a wooden spoon.  Add the olive oil with the mustard and dill seeds, then add the yeast and stir well.  Gradually add the flours mixing until a ball of dough forms.
Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.  Shape the dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl.  Cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise in a draft free place for about 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.  Grease a 9×5 bread pan.
Punch the dough down and transfer to a lightly floured surface.  Flatten the dough and form into a loaf shape by folding the sides into the middle, pressing the seam to seal and placing seam side down in the prepared pan.
Bake for about 40 minutes until golden brown on top and bottom of the loaf.  The loaf should make a hollow sound when tapped.  Turn the loaf out onto a rack to cool before slicing.  Brush the loaf with olive oil if desired.
I snapped a quick picture of a little bug on my sofa before she flew away.

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  1. It looks so tasty!!!! great job!!! :D

  2. That's definitely the cutest little bug I've ever seen! Your bread is lovely too- sounds so flavorful!

  3. Anonymous says:

    wow – great bread. yummy. Gracie is absolutely gorgeous…A darling, darling girl! Sweet as sugar! Can I get your recipe for the Potato Leek Soup? kisses. Nancy Beth

  4. I agree with you Patty, warm bread served with a bowl of homemade soup is definitely yummy comfort food. Your bread looks wonderful, like one I'd fork out good money for at my favorite bakery. Sounds perfect with smoked salmon, roast beef, or cheese, but the eater in me would probably not be able to resist and go with smoked salmon, roast beef AND cheese…teehee. Call me savage, but I just luvtoeat ;)

    Your little bug would be welcome in my house any day – ADORABLE! I wouldn't mind a little buzzing from that cutie :-D

  5. Oh Patty! She is SO adorable!!! What a fantastic picture.
    And the bread looks pretty darn good too. My mother loves her dill, this will be good for her.

    Just read your note that you are going to the parade tomorrow! Woo Hoo! I can't wait to hear about it!! I went to a few of the 49er parades when Joe Montana was there (can I just say how much I love him???!) and got a signed photo that still hangs on my wall!
    Have a great time Patty, I'll be thinking of you!

  6. What a cute little bug! :-) I really like everything about this bread. I'm saving the recipe! So many comforting flavors. I think that I would also enjoy this with a nice bowl of soup.

  7. A splendid bread! It must be so smooth and flavorful. I love Marcus Samuelsson's recipe…



  8. I'm sure you didn't let your little adorable bug fly too far away ;o)

    Your rustic bread looks like it wouldn't last on my table…especially with a tasty soup and cheese ;O)

    Patty…thank you for all your support and kind words left on my last post…it was very thoughtful of you.

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

  9. Patty, that photo is too cute. You're so lucky! I would love to have a little bug like that around…
    Oh, and your potato bread sounds just lovely. I love not only the aromatics but that you used mashed potato and whole grain flour in addition to some A.P.-that's nice. I'm going to bookmark this. Now I just need to remember to make it next time I have leftover mash…;)!

  10. This bread sounds fabulous! I love the addition of dill to the dough! I bet this would make an awesome sandwich!

  11. What a cutie!
    That bread sounds wonderful. I love a good piece of bread slathered with butter – I don't think there is anything better.

  12. Patty, I love homemade bread and your recipe sounds incredible, especially since dill is one of my favorite herbs! Paired with the soup I would be in comfort heaven!
    Your little bug is too cute :o)

  13. Such an adorable little bug :)

    Marcus Samuelsson is one of my favorites! we loved our meals in Aquavit and his is one of the very few cookbooks I actually own. Still, I have to admit that I haven't cooked anything from it, just enjoyed admiring the dishes. I should really try to make this bread – it sounds so aromatic with dill & mustard seeds!

  14. I love your idea of comfort food :) This looks like an amazing bread to accompany a hearty soup…perfect for a chilly day. And, your little bug is adorable!

  15. Patti – that bread sounds amazing and I love the idea of toasting it the next day for breakfast. What a wonderful combination of flavors. The little bug is super cute!!!

  16. Love, love homemade bread, and that bread looks amazing, now OMG! The baby is the most adorable thingy I have ever seen.

  17. Patty, your little bug is darling! Those kinds of bugs are welcome in my home anytime!

    This bread would be welcome, too. I've never had anything like this but I can almost smell the dill–wow! This sounds really good!

  18. Yes, I love Scandinavian flavors and I adore Yukon Golds, so I'm getting the feeling this was made for me ;) I was going to make my usual flax seed loaf, but now you've got me rethinking it….

    The platter is gorgeous and it is so very gratifying to find just that perfect plate, or bowl or pitcher :) Btw – that little cutie must surely be the cutest bug I have ever seen in my life LOL

  19. I adore the homemade bread! This will definitely be on my baking list!
    Brown mustard seed and dill seed….I gotta get some soon.

  20. Thanks for a great bread recipe Patty! I'm getting into bread and enjoy making it so far! I will def' try this. I agree with a warm fresh bread from the oven and eating with a soup-heaven.

    The little bee is so adorable! great costume too :)

    PS: It's still sunny in SF?! I'm envious!

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  22. All those spices in that bread look so delicious! I love that the name Grace is back in favor again…what a lovely name…on such a cutey-pie!

  23. Love your adorable little bug :) and your homemade bread looks so comforting with that potato leek soup.

  24. In my book, there is nothing better than a loaf of warm bread and a bowl of hot soup. Your potato mustard bread looks and sounds amazing. I love the flavors of dill, so I know I would have no trouble devouring each and every slice. Thank you for sharing…and your little bug has to be the cutest thing I've seen this week. What a precious gift! Thanks, Patty.

  25. Oh, man, this looks so good. My mom is a potato and dill fiend – she'd probably eat the whole loaf if I made it! ;)

  26. Awww, what an adorable little bug!
    And the bread looks delicious, such a unique flavor for bread.

  27. OMG, that's the most adorable bug I've ever seen.
    and the bread, I have to agree with you, homemade bread and a bowl of homemade soup, perfect year round

  28. Oh Patty, mustard seeds in bread is a brilliant idea! Potato bread is always so moist–and VERY comforting. This is a keeper!

  29. That's a handsome loaf of bread. Indeed there is nothing better than a bowl of rich, creamy soup and some good crusty bread.

  30. What a delicious bread recipe! It sounds fantastic. The flavors here with the dill and mustard are great.

  31. Aww your lil love bug is adorable. And this bread sounds so hearty and delicious.

  32. I've never had a bread with these wonderful Scandinavian flavors, but it sure sounds good! Your little bug is adorable!

  33. Wow..that dough and brad looks really tempting! Must taste awesome. Your little 'bug' looks gorgeous! Thanks very much for dropping by while I was away. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  34. What a perfectly baked bread!!
    And the potato mustard combi simply rocks!!
    U little''bug'' is absolutely cute and adorably so!

  35. I don't know why I'm so intimidated by baking bread. I think it's a yeast thing :) Your bread looks amazing.

  36. Patty the baby is such a doll! Your bread with a bowl of soup sounds like comfort food to me too. I love breads that have potato, spices and herbs they just make for delicious breads. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will most definitely be trying it out. I am just like you, can't resist fresh warm bread out of the oven.

  37. I absolutely adore potato bread, and I've never made with dill I love the Scandinavian flavors here.

  38. sounds great!! i will definetly give a try, tx for idea..

  39. Wow, love the ingredients in this loaf, potato and mustard, shall try t soon.

  40. Just stopping by to say, “Hello!” Gorgeous day we had today in Marin.

    I will sure try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    And what pretty little bug on your sofa!

  41. Your little bug is such a doll…those cheeks :)
    I am in love with this bread, and I definitely have to try a bread outside of a focaccia (I am sure I won't be able to post but will send you my results,lol)
    I can certainly imagine the aroma that would fill the house :)

  42. Patty, I've been meaning to stop by to tell you I made the bread. It was so good! It only lasted 1 day because we ate it with every meal. Thanks again for sharing the recipe. It's going on my regular breads now.

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