A wood-fired oven is the key to getting this dish perfect, but you’ll get a pretty good result if you cook it on a pizza stone in a red-hot oven.
You can use black or white truffles for this depending on your budget, and be aware that some of those truffle oils you see on sale are chemically flavoured and not the real thing.
Use a mandolin or specialised truffle slicer for shaving the truffles – even the sharpest of knives doesn’t really do the job.
• 1 pointed cabbage, washed
• freshly ground black pepper
• 60g butter, melted
• 50-60ml good-quality truffle oil
• 20-30g fresh black or white truffle
1 Preheat the oven to 240°C. Place a pizza stone or baking tray in the oven to heat up for 20 minutes.
2 Halve the cabbage, season with salt and pepper and place it cut-side down on your preheated stone or tray. Bake for 10 minutes, turn over the cabbage pieces, spoon over the butter and bake for a further 15–20 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender to the point of a knife. If it looks like the cabbage might be colouring too much during cooking, cover it with foil.
3 To serve, place on a warmed serving plate, spoon over the truffle oil and shave over the fresh black or white truffle.
Recipe courtesy of Mark Hix, extracted from Mark Hix On Baking