“Oops I forgot to buy bread” Super Quick Thermomix Lunchbox Rolls


from shopping fail to lovely fresh baked lunch roll in under 40 mins

I have forgotten to buy bread two days in a row now.  Monday I took a leap of faith and packed a beautiful lunch box for JJ full of celery, carrot and cucumber sticks with some home made red pepper hummus and some cold meat and cheese.  Sounds fabulous right….except for most of it came home….d’oh!  so this morning I realised I had yet again forgotten the bread and had to leave the house in just over an hour.  I did a quick search on the internet and found an American recipe for quick proving dough.  I’ve tweaked it slightly and decided to use spelt instead of plain flour. I’m not very experienced with bread but these came out beautifully.  This is a recipe using the Thermomix but I’m quite sure you can do this manually too ….might just take longer at the initial yeast proving stage.


  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 300g water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 450g spelt (or any) flour


  1. Pour in water, oil and yeast in your Thermomix bowl
  2. Put the lid with Measuring Cup (MC) in place and set to 2 mins, 37 degrees celsius on speed 1
  3. Allow the mixture to sit for a minute or two until you see a yeasty foam appear
  4. Add flour and salt
  5. Replace lid with MC and mix for 30 seconds on speed 6
  6. Select the turbo/kneading function and knead for 3 minutes
  7. Grease a bowl with a little oil and tip the dough in.  If you wiggle the bottom of the blade (outside the bowl) any stuck dough should fall out
  8. Place a tea towel over the bowl and put it somewhere warm for 10 mins.  I put mine on the top of our Aga but you could also put in an airing cupboard, near a radiator or into the oven at a very low temperature.
  9. Put some flour on your work surface and hands and cut/shape the dough to whatever size you wish and place on a baking tray with baking paper.  I made mine into fairly dinky round rolls but you could make bigger burger buns or hotdog buns if you like.  You could also add toppings like bacon and cheese or seeds/nuts
  10. Bake for 15-20 mins. f you have an Aga, place into the baking oven on the middle set of runners.  (The recipe I used said to put into a cold oven and set temperature to 180.  The hot Aga turned out just fine though)
  11. Your rolls will be ready when they’re slightly browned and hollow when you tap the bottom.

Apparently this sort of dough doesn’t keep for very long.  I was in a rush (obvs!) so I just made five rolls and I should have enough dough left over to make a pizza base for tonight’s dinner.

As I mentioned I am very very new to bread baking but would love to improve so if you have any tips or if you’d like to share your own bread recipe I’d love to hear from you in the comments.



fresh bread rolls on top of the Aga
Fresh out of the Aga, excuse the rustic baking paper…did i mention i was in a hurry!


fresh baked rolls - lovely crunch crust and soft and light in the middle
Fresh out of the oven, lovely crust and soft and light in the middle


Fintan eating his fresh baked bread roll filled with ham, cheese and cucumber
I’m not sure if JJ enjoyed his lunch but Fintan wolfed his down!


Fintan sitting with a big smile on his face after lunch amongst the autumn leaves
This picture has nothing to do with baking other than the fact that Fintan was a happy chappy after his lunch and thought he looked pretty cute in our autumnal garden!!



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11 Comments on ““Oops I forgot to buy bread” Super Quick Thermomix Lunchbox Rolls”

  1. Great to see Blog continuing……They look yummy Michelle and I’m sure were enjoyed by the boys. Fintan looks happy anyway!!
    It is great that you can improvise in such a quick and healthy way. Your boys are so lucky to have a mum that can turn her hand to anything…well done, once again.

    1. Ah thanks so much Mary. I’m very disorganised but I like to think that i’m reasonably good at improvising!! JJ ate all of his and said they were yummy :o)

    1. Thanks Debbie, yes am starting to really get into homemade bread although i need to stop eating it all!! thanks again xx

  2. This made me laugh as I too forgot to buy bread today. Used the last slice this morning. Went to the shops. Spent loads of money. But did not buy any bread! So I may well be baking these tomorrow. #stayclassymama

    1. haha thanks Briony hope you managed to get your bread one way or another!! great to meet you through #stayclassymama x

  3. Oh wow they look lovely, yummm! I don’t think I have the patience for this but Im going to share this with my other half as I think he’ll be up for the task ; ) thanks for sharing with #StayClassyMama ps. Adorable photos in the autumn leaves!

    1. Ah thanks so much – that’s great that your other half will give them a go. Hope they work out! Thanks again xx

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