For the pastry dough
Mix together the flour and the butter. Dissolve the salt and the sugar in the whole milk.
Add all the ingredients to the first mixture until smooth, cover with a plastic film and allow to rest for 30 minutes in the fridge. Roll out the dough and line the Geoforme mold L.35 cm with it.
Roll out the remaining dough to make the cover. Place the mold lined with the dough in the fridge. Blind bake the dough in the mold by putting a sheet of baking paper with pie weights. Bake for 40 min at 140 °C (285 °F). Cover with tinfoil and continue baking for 20 min. Allow to cool.
For the filling
Slice all the zucchinis lengthwise, place them on a baking paper on the cooking tray, sprinkle with a splash of olive oil, a pinch of salt and Espelette pepper, and slow cook for 1 hour at 90 °C (195 °F).
Cut the eggplant into slices and stir-fry in a pan, season well and remove the excess oil. Set aside.
Chop the fennel finely and stir-fry in a pan with some olive oil, without coloring. Add a few drops of water and 1 g of agar-agar, slow cook for a few minutes.
Bring the tomato sauce to a boil with a few finely chopped basil leaves, for at least 2-3 minutes with the 2 g of agar-agar.
Place the filling on the blind-baked dough, alternating with tomato sauce. Decorate the top with the remaining vegetables and some basil.
Trained as a Chef and titled “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” in 2011, Fabien Pairon worked in France and abroad in various gastronomic outlets before joining EHL.