1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas mark 4. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onions and meat and fry until brown,
turning from time to time. Drain off the excess oil and set aside.
Soak the bread in half of the milk then mash with a fork and add to the meat.
Add the remaining ingredients except the egg, remaining milk and bay leaves to
the meat mixture and mix well.
Transfer the mixture to an ovenproof casserole dish, stick the bay leaves into the mixture
evenly spaced apart then bake for 1 hour.
Remove the bay leaves. Then beat the egg with remaining milk and pour over the
meat mixture. Lay the bay leaves on top in a decorative way then return to oven for a further 30 minutes.
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