My favourite pate of all time, and one I know adored by certain followers of the blog, I have made it for years but having carefully watched the demo I knew could be improved upon. A couple of areas of technique gave insights as to the means of improvement and were duly incorporated into my version of the dish.
The work was not over though, and over the next hour and a half, I added buttered cucumber to the list of dishes completed and assisted this week's partner Sarah to complete her dishes by passing 1,000 pounds of potatoes through a mouli.I also got to fillet a Haddock to tick off another marker and practice for a likely skill in the Techniques exam.
Eventually I had to plate my dishes for adjudication and received very good and helpful comments about presentation etc. Here in all of their glory they are: