1/2 cabbage, roughly chopped

2 TB olive oil

7ozs thick cut smoked bacon, cubed

2 eggs

3 shallots, peeled and finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

bunch of parsley, finely chopped

sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

7ozs plain flour

250ml milk

Heat oven to 350F

Steam cabbage for 3 minutes, drain and put to one side. Smear the olive oil over a deep pie dish and place in the oven.

In a bowl, mix the eggs, bacon, shallots, garlic, parsley and seasoning together. Add the flour and milk and blend to a smooth thick batter.

Remove the hot pie dish from the oven and pour half the batter in to the dish, then pile on the cabbage, packing it down with your hands before pouring the remaining batter over the top.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown and firm.

Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.