(150g) thinly sliced rashers pancetta or green streaky bacon
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Preheat the oven to 150°C (130°C fan oven/300°F), gas mark 2.
Mince the pork and liver using the coarse or medium blade of a mincer and add the garlic, shallot, mace, salt, green peppercorns, wine and brandy. Stir vigorously by hand or machine until the mixture starts to hold together in a sticky mass.
Cook a spoonful of the mixture to test for seasoning. if more is needed, mix it in thoroughly.
Line a 1.5kg (3lb) terrine with bacon, leaving plenty draped over the edges to fold over the top. Spoon the mixture into the dish, pressing down well and finishing with a mounded top. top with a bay leaf and fold the bacon over. now add a lid or close covering of foil.
Set the terrine in a roasting tin, pour in hot tap water to come halfway up the sides of the dish and bake for about 2 hours, or until a probe thermometer inserted into the centre of the pâté reads 75°C (167°F).
Remove from the oven and the water bath. Set the terrine in a larger dish and press it under a weight of about 1kg (2lb) until it is cold. refrigerate for 2–3 days for maximum flavour to develop.