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Lunch Box Empanada



24 portion(s)


  • 300g water
  • 2tsp dried yeast
  • 1tsp raw sugar
  • 20 g oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 420g plain flour
  • 50g semolina
  • extra flour for rolling
  • milk for brushing
  • sesame seeds for sprinkling


  • 1 large white onion
  • 200g bacon
  • 100g tasty cheese
  • 6
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    Preparation 1h 0min
  • 7
  • 8
    Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place water in Tm bowl with yeast and sugar.

    Heat 2 mins / 37 Degrees/ Speed 1

    Add oil flour, semolina and salt.

    Process 6 seconds / Speed 5

    Knead Dough mode 2 mins 30 seconds.

    Remove and set aside in a bowl or ThermoMat in a warm place to double in size. The dough will be sticky so dust lighly with extra flour.

    Meanwhile prepare filling.

  2. Filling
  3. Place cubed cheese in TM bowl and grate 6 seconds/ Speed 7.

    Set aside

    Place bacon in TM bowl and chop 6 seconds / Speed 6

    Set aside to cool in fridge.

    Place halved onion in TM bowl and chop 3 seconds /Speed 5.

    Scrape down sides of TM bowl and add oil.

    Saute 2 minutesGentle stir setting/120 degees

    Return Bacon to TM bowl with onion and saute another 2 mintues/120 DegreesGentle stir setting

    Add cheese and mix Counter-clockwise operation3 seconds speed 3.

    Set aside.

  4. Assembly
  5. Heat oven to 220 Degrees C.

    Divide mixture in two. Dust bench or ThermoMat with flour to prevent sticking and add extra flour when rolling

    Roll out dough to 2mm thick. Use a circle pastry cutter to cut discs from the pastry.

    Place a teaspoonsful of filling on each disc of dough.

  6. Fold in half and press firmly with fork marks around edge

  7. Brush with milk and sprinkle with Sesame Seeds

    Bake 15 minutes or until golden

  8. Ready for the  lunch box



If using a TM31 saute on Varoma temperature instead of 120.

 Make a double batch and freeze once baked

Try different fillings - traditionally spiced lamb mixture works well. Alternatively roast root vegetables with mozarella.

The addition of Semolina makes them crisper and can be rolled quite thin.


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Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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