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Vegetable garden on the moon
The name of this dish may surprise you. But when you prepare it and see the result, you will understand the title. Then you will think that it actually looks like a real moon landscape! The recipe is derived from an English dish called 'Toat in the hole', where small meatballs hide in the holes. My version of the Toad in the hole is vegetarian. The vegetables I use rise because of the heat and fill the craters on the moon.
This is by no means a difficult recipe. The basis is a simple pancake batter and is filled with various vegetables (which you can vary as desired). The secret of the recipe lies in the timing. It is crucial to have the baking dish sizzling hot when the cold batter is poured into the dish. In this way, the batter rises very nicely and the vegetables that first lay on the bottom of the dish come up. So follow the steps in the recipe and you will enjoy this light meal.

Recipe for: 4 people
Preparation time: 40 min + 30 min waiting time

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 350 ml of milk
  • 250 grams of flour
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1 small broccoli
  • 1/2 pumpkin
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Getting started
  • Start making the batter. Mix the milk, flour and eggs until small air bubbles form. Put it in the fridge for about 30 min.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  • Take a deep baking tin or a large baking dish and pour some olive oil in it. Make sure that the sides of the tin are also a little greasy.
  • Place your baking tray or dish in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes. The bowl is supposed to be very hot. This is a technique to let the batter rise nicely.
  • While the batter is in the fridge and the baking dish is getting hot, clean the vegetables. Chop the onion, peel the pumpkin and cut into large wedges. Cut the broccoli into florets and the aubergine into small cubes and ris the leaves of the rosemary sprigs.
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven as short as possible and toss all the vegetables through the tin. Season with salt and pepper and return immediately to the oven.
  • After 10 minutes, the vegetables are sufficiently cooked.
  • Take the batter out of the refrigerator. Open the oven and try to pour the batter into the baking dish without removing the dish completely from the oven. Try at least to keep the time that the dish is out of the oven as short as possible.
  • Close the oven quickly and bake your landscape in 30 minutes. Do not open the oven during baking, otherwise your moon landscape will collapse completely;)
  • Enjoy your meal!
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