<p>In Slovenia, especially in the East side of Slovenia celebrating Saint Martin is a pretty big deal. There are a lot of public celebrations, but there are also family gatherings which are filled with delicious food and wine. One of these lovely foods is also red cabbage, prepared on different ways. We wanted something different so we slowly braised it in the oven with apples, which makes it rich in flavour, extra sweet and tender. An amazing side dish that can be eaten all through autumn and winter.</p>
Peel and chop the onions. Clean the apples, remove the core and chop on thin slices. Wash and clean the red cabbage, remove the core and cut on quarters. Add the oil, chopped onions, apples, cabbage to a heat proof dish. Add the cloves and bay leaves. Place over a medium high heat and fry for 3 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 130 °C / 265 °F. Add the apple cider vinegar and white wine to the heat proof dish. Cook for 2 minutes, or until all the sharpness of alcohol evaporates. Add the floral honey, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pour over the stock or water. Place in the preheated oven, cover with a lid and bake for 2 1/2 hours or until soft and tender.
Remove the lid, increase the temperature to 200°C / 390 °F and bake for additional 20 minutes. Serve.