800g potatoes, peeled, cut into 3cm pieces
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup pure cream
20g butter, chopped
Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle
Fresh thyme leaves, to serve
Place potato, garlic, milk and cream in a large saucepan (see note) over medium heat. Bring to a simmer (do not boil). Reduce heat to low. Cover. Simmer gently for 15 minutes. Remove lid. Simmer for a further 5 to 7 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove from heat.
Using a ladle, remove and discard 1/3 cup of the milk mixture. Add butter to the potato mixture. Mash until smooth. Season well with salt and pepper.
Serve mash drizzled with oil and sprinkled with thyme leaves.