COVID 19 - UPDATE - Our chocolate & bread baking courses, parties and talks are currently on hold and will be re-scheduled to a later date. In the meanwhile, I'm in my kitchen trying out new recipes for you, which you can find on my baking blog. If you'd like to get in touch, you can contact me here. Magdalena

online business support

Starting your own food business can be daunting, but it could be much easier if you have somebody who has been there and can help to answer all your questions. Over the last eight years, I have been running my start up my business courses 'face to face' and now I'm offering my support online.

You can ask me anything in a shorter 45 minutes session or we can dive in to more complex areas you would like to solve in 1/2 day session. 

My bread baking book will explain the ‘why’, share all the secrets of bread baking and give you the confidence to bake bread at home. This instant pdf download - e-book contains basic techniques, explains equipment and ingredients and has tried and tested bread recipes. 

The Bread Book

latest from the blog

Bread baking recipes, chocolate making resources and practical baking tips from my kitchen.

chocolate facts for children

Bread Recipe

quick sourdough bread recipe

Jelly Making Guide

jelly setting tips

Crispbread Recipe

easy crispbread recipe

Chocolate making  tips and recipes to help you to make your own chocolate at home. Learn how to temper your own chocolate, add flavours and use chocolate moulds or even make your own chocolate from cocoa nibs. Vegan & raw chocolate recipes are included too!

baking & chocolate making Resources

My favourite recipes, tips and techniquest I use to bake bread, make chocolate, sweets and other treats!

Dairy Free & Vegan Milk Chocolate Recipe

chocolate making

Find my favourite chocolates, tried and tested recipes and everything you need to start making chocolate at home.

Sweet Making Resources

traditional sweets

You'll be amazed how many traditional sweets you can make from sugar and other simple ingredients.

Bread Making Recipes

bread baking

From very simple bread recipes to complex sourdough bread, let me help you to find your perfect bake.

Marmalade Making Resources

jam & marmalade

My jam and marmalade making resources include handy tips on how to make delicous marmalade.

Cocoa & Heart

Cocoa & Heart was founded in 2011 by Magdalena Marsden, following her long life passion for chocolate making, bread baking and traditional sweet making. Magdalena runs professional chocolatier courses in small groups from her homely kitchen in Bexleyheath, Kent, UK.  We also run chocolate parties at your own location within South East London, Kent, Essex and East Sussex, which are great way to celebrate children or adults birthdays, friends get togethers or hen parties.