A "pale ale malt", from most maltsters, is just a slightly darker version of their pale malt. If it's a Maris Otter malt, it's usually labeled as such, because MO barley commands a premium. I'd just get any old pale ale malt, and call it good enough. But only a 1/4lb? I can't see that making any difference versus using a standard pale malt.
"Steep," for the hops, probably just means an "aroma steep," so throw them in at flameout.
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