By Rowley Leigh
The ‘cake’ needs no binding to hold it together if the cabbage is squeezed dry and it is left to rest for at least five minutes after it is taken out of the oven.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F, Gas Mark 4).
Remove the outer leaves from the cabbage and wash well before dropping them into a large pot of boiling water and blanching for 2 minutes. Lift them out carefully and refresh in cold water to fix the colour. Cut flat the central st