9 medium baking potatoes
1/2 cup butter or margarine, plus more for casserole dish
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup warm milk
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
Peel and boil potatoes until tender; drain and beat in large mixing bowl until fluffy, adding butter, seasonings, and milk. Check seasonings and adjust to taste; turn into buttered shallow casserole. Fold cheese into whipped cream and spread over potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, only until golden brown. Casserole may be prepared ahead of time, the topping added just before baking. Yield: 10 servings.