This is a very simple one I made for our family Christmas bash and everyone said it was terrific, so I guess I'll be making it again. And again
I got this recipe from Delicious Magazine (Dec 08) and yes, I actually followed the recipe because I didn't want to "blow it". I did find though that the quantities given were too much for just one terrine, so we ended up with two.
Put in a large mixing bowl:
800 grams each of pork and chicken mince
2 tablespoons fresh chopped herbs like parsley and thyme
1/2 cup brandy
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3 teaspoons salt
plenty of freshly ground black pepper
about 30 slices of pancetta (I accidentally bought prosciutto) but it worked OK
1/2 cup pistachio kernels
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Lightly grease a 1 litre loaf pan and then line the pan with the pancetta so it overlaps a little and there's plenty overhanging the edges to cover the top.
Place all of the other ingredients into a large bowl and mix with your hands. I always wear disposable gloves when I'm mixing stuff like this.
Pack the mix into the pan and press down. Cover with the overhanging pancetta then cover the top with baking paper and seal well with foil.
Place it in a baking dish and fill the dish with boiling water till it comes about halfway up the loaf pan. Bake for 90 minutes then remove it from the roasting pan and allow it to cool.
I then cut a piece of cardboard to fit the top of the terrine and placed a couple of cans of tomatoes on top to weigh it down so it compresses in the tin. Then I put it in the fridge for a few hours until it was cold
...and this is what I ended up with....and it was absolutely delicious!