Bread Baking Courses run by Magdalena Marsden

bread baking courses

Welcome to my kitchen!

Bread baking can be tricky. It's so easy to get it wrong and sometimes you don't even know why...

But it doesn't have to be that way.

I will show you step by step how to bake the perfect loaf, share with you all my bread making techniques and really take the mystery out of bread baking.

My bread baking courses are purposefully run in small groups to help you to get the most from your day and to give you the confidence to carry on baking your own bread at home.

All bread making courses are hands on and you get to take everything you bake home - which could be anything from 3-6 types of loaves of bread or rolls. So, have your freezer ready!

Here you can find all my baking courses at a glance - from simple introduction to bread baking to sourdough bread course or advanced bread baking.

Simply click on the baking courses you like to find out dates and to book your space.

All bread making courses are personally run by me - Magdalena Marsden and are run in my Victorian kitchen, where everything happens around the cranberry red Rangemaster.  Cocoa & Heart is based in Bexleyheath, South East London with easy access to London, Kent, Essex and East Sussex.

making your day extra special

All our baking courses include homemade refreshments with locally sourced ingredients. You get to taste our bread, cakes, biscuits and chocolates, depending on what food produce is in season and what's in the oven! During your bread baking course, you get the chance to taste your own bread with your lunch and there is nothing much better than the smell and taste of freshly baked bread.

If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in advance and we will make sure that your refreshments are perfectly suitable for your diet.  We support local Kent producers to make your day at our bread making courses that extra special. We have teamed up with local Kent food producers and always try to introduce something locally made and grown into our lunch menu.  We buy cream from a farm only a couple of miles away and make our own butter and soft cheese which often makes it on the table for our baking courses. 

Carrot Cake served during our Bread Baking courses
Cinnamon Star - Enriched dough bake

bread making courses

Our most popular bread baking courses at a glance that are run on a specific date.

Introduction to Bread Baking Course

introduction to bread baking

Everything you need to know to get started with bread baking. You'll learn to knead, shape and bake the perfect loaf. Perfect for complete beginners or if you wish to refresh your bread baking skills.

Sourdough Bread Baking Course

sourdough bread baking

Learn how to bake with wild yeast and discover the wonderful world of sourdough bread baking. From creating your own rye sourdough starter to shaping, scoring and baking your sourdough loaf.

Sweet Bread Baking

sweet bread baking

Learn how to bake several enriched dough breads, including brioche, panettone, apple cakes or chelsey buns. Learn how to plat and shape your dough and get creative with different sweet fillings.

Book any date

The following courses can be booked for any date for groups of up to 3 people

Italian Bread Baking

italian bread baking

Always wanted to learn how to bake your own pizza? We'll be also making focaccia, cheese grissiny and delicious biscotti.

Advanced Bread Baking

advanced bread

In this bread baking course we will be taking your existing skills to the next level by using advanced bread baking techniques.

Artisan Bread Baking

artisan bread baking

Learn how to create bread full of flavour with soft crumb and amazing crust. We'll be including speciality breads.

Healthy Bread Baking Course

healthy bread baking

You'll learn some alternative ways of baking bread including baking with gluten free flour, spelt and seeded flours.

all the details

All the important bread baking courses information and resources at your fingertips (just click on any icon to find out more)

All our bread baking courses dates and availability in one place. Check dates & book directly on our website.

Detailed directions on how to get to our courses, together with interactive map to help you to plan your journey.

Have a question? Want to find out our availability? Just get in touch via our contact form.

Bread baking recipes, tried and tested tips and ideas to get you started with bread baking at home.

Perfect introduction to bread baking with step by step techniques, photos and recipes. Available for immediate download.

Can't find exactly what you looking for? Private one to one lessons are also available to book for any available date.