1cupwhole milk, might need more depending on your potatoes
Peel potatoes and rinse them. Cut into even sized pieces and place into a large pot. Add a bay leaf. Cover with water and add salt. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer. Cook until fork tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain completely and place potatoes back into the hot pot.
Mash potatoes together with melted butter and warmed milk until desired consistency has been reached. Top with some fresh herbs. Serve with your favorite main course.