Bread Sauce Scented Mashed Potatoes

Gravy Jug illustration for bread sauce mashed potatoes recipe1 baking potato per person
½ tbsp butter per person
Salt and pepper
3 Cloves
1 bay leaf
Splash of cream

  • Peel and cut the potatoes into 6ths
  • Put into a pan of cold water with the quartered onion, 3 cloves, and a bay leaf
  • Boil the potatoes until cooked through (about 15 minutes from when the water boils, depending on the size of the potato pieces)
  • Drain the potatoes and put the sieve over the pan to steam off the water. Pick out the onion, the cloves and the bay leaf
  • Mash with butter
  • Add a splash of cream and season well with salt and pepper
  • Cover with plastic wrap if making ahead, and re-heat in a pan before serving (or in the microwave). Stir in a little extra cream and butter if the potatoes look a bit dry from reheating.

This recipe originally appeared alongside an engagement accident waiting to happen and a Dickensian Christmas feast.

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