Start the day before by soaking the peas. Put the Morricone Cd on to get in the mood. Chop the onions and open the tins. Turn your oven on to 300°F/150°C. Make strong coffee.
In a big pot with a tight fitting lid, that can go in the oven, fry the bacon until some grease has melted of and add the onions. Fry until the onions are clear.
Add peas and the rest of the ingredients,add the molasses little by little until you have the sweetness you prefer.Cut garlic in half and add with skin.Lid on and bake in the oven for 4-6 hours
Check the peas after 2 -3 hours to make sure there is enough water, add more if needed. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve. Freeze leftovers for a rainy day.