Roast the duckling, keeping it very underdone; after removing the skin, cut the breasts into very thin slices.
Line a buttered Charlotte mould with short paste and coat this with a layer of Gratin Forcemeat A mixed with
Now fill the mould with alternate layers of first the sliced duckling, then sliced cooked mushrooms, slices of truffle and forcemeat; finish with a layer of forcemeat.
Sprinkle this last layer with a pinch of powdered thyme and bayleaf and close up the pie with a thin layer of paste sealing well to the edges; make an opening in the middle for the steam to escape during cooking. Bake in a moderate oven for 1 hour.
On removing the pie from the oven, turn it out on to a dish, remove what is now the top and cut this into triangles; arrange these around the base of the pie. Coat the exposed forcemeat on top with a little Sauce Madere and place a large grooved mushroom in the centre surrounded with overlapping slices of truffle.
Serve accompanied with Sauce Madere.
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