A Lovely Soft Mash with Milk and Bay



  1. medium to large floury potatoes 6
  2. bay leaves 5
  3. milk 3/4 cup (200ml)
  4. butter 5 tablespoons (75g)


  1. Peel the potatoes and boil them in deep salted water until tender.
  2. Put the bay leaves into the milk in a separate pan and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  4. The bay leaves will gently flavor the milk.
  5. Drain the potatoes, then return them to the pan, cover with a kitchen towel, and let sit for a few minutes.
  6. Put the potatoes into a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat with the butter and a little black pepper.
  7. With the mixer on slow, pour in the milk, leaving the bay leaves behind, and continue beating until almost sloppy.
  8. Season and serve immediately.