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Mashed potato with double cream and butter

Serves four Servings


  • 1 pound 2 oz. desiree potatoes
  • 5 ounce rock salt
  • 4 1/2 ounce unsalted butter, diced, plus extra for garnish


Baking Directions:

Preheat a moderate oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Score the skins of the potatoes with a sharp knife.

Lay them in a baking tray sprinkled with the rock salt and bake for 90 minutes, or until soft.

While still hot, hold them in a tea towel and scoop the potato out of the skin.

Press through a fine sieve or potato ricer.

Place mashed potato into a small saucepan and stir with a wooden spoon.

Pour in cream and butter; adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and nutmeg.

Serve with a small knob of butter and some double cream poured over the top.

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