Bread-making is very therapeutic. If we learnt anything from COVID-19 and isolation, it was that cooking as therapy is a proven winner. Social media was suddenly full of home-cooked food particularly bread-making. I love the kneading function in my Thermomix. There are a lot of recipes out there in Thermomix land that only knead for 1 minute, and although that certainly works for my time goals, it may not yield the best results. The purpose of kneading is to activate the gluten, a crucial step in making bread that is light, airy and chewy, with good structure. So: you need to knead! Three minutes of kneading in a Thermomix is equivalent to 10 minutes by hand. So go with that.