Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
Drain the anchovies but reserve 2 tbsp
of the oil and heat it in a frying pan, then
cook the onion for 10 mins until softened.
Chop the anchovies and half the thyme,
and stir them through the onion.
Peel the swedes, then quarter and
slice. In a large bowl, toss the swedes
with the onion, two-thirds of the cream
and some cracked black pepper. Tip the
swedes into a baking dish, cover with foil
and bake for 30 mins.
Remove the dish from the oven,
remove the foil, press down with a fish
slice, then drizzle with the rest of the
cream. Scatter over the breadcrumbs
and Parmesan, then bake for about 1 hr
more, until golden and the swedes are
tender. Scatter with the remaining thyme.