This excellent pate can be made successfully from the less tender portions of the animal. Serve it hot with brown mushroom sauce, or cold with bread and butter and a salad.
Line an ovenproof loaf pan with the bacon strips and place the bay leaf in the pan. Mix the other ingredients together well with a fork or with your hands. Press firmly into the pan and bake in a 375 degrees F oven for 45 minutes. If the pate is to be served hot, use at once. If it is to be kept to serve cold, remove it to a cool place, and put a brick or other heavy weight on top to pack it firmly.