Preheat the oven to 200ºC / 400ºF / Gas Mark 6. Put the salmon in a saucepan with the milk and
bay leaf and bring slowly up to simmering point. Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove the saucepan
from the heat, lift out and discard the bay leaf and leave the fish in the milk to cool. When cool,
lift out the fish with a slotted spoon onto kitchen paper to drain.
Flake the fish into a large bowl. Put the broccoli in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
Add to the fish with the mashed potatoes, the parsley, 1 tablespoon of the flour, and pepper to
taste. Add the egg yolk and mix well. If the mixture is a little dry, add some of the poaching
milk; if too wet, add a little more flour.
Divide the mixture into 12 portions and shape each portion into a cake. Put the beaten eggs,
remaining flour and the breadcrumbs on 3 separate plates. Roll each fishcake in the flour, then in
the beaten egg, and then in the breadcrumbs to coat.
Heat the oil in a non-stick baking tray in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Add the fishcakes
and bake for 10 minutes, then carefully turn the fishcakes over and bake for a further 10