Begin by setting two large saucepans of cold water on the stovetop.Â Add the potatoes to one along with a bay leaf and salt.Â In the second pot add the peeled and diced sweet potato and add salt.Â Turn the heat upto medium and once boiling, cook both for 20-25 minutes until tender.Â While they are cooking warm the cream with garlic and butter â€“ to roast the garlic pop it into a pouch of foil and into the oven while you are roasting your turkey then just squeeze the flesh out).
Drain the potatoes and add half of the cream mixture.Â Pass through a food mill or ricer then season well with salt and pepper and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. Set aside.
Drain the sweet potatoes.Â Add to a food processor along with bananas, orange zest, cinnamon, honey and the remaining cream mixture.Â Process until smooth, working in batches if required, and season with salt and pepper.
To serve, fold the mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes together gently to combine.
Edited: October 15th, 2009