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Easy German Apple Cake

Easy German Apple Cake

ByJay WadamsSep 27, 20235 min read
My easy German Apple Cake recipe is a tried and tested family favourite. Known as Versunkener Apfelkuchen (sunken apple cake) around these parts, this traditional cake is very popular and totally delicious.
Italian Sausages and Lentils

Italian Sausages and Lentils

ByJay WadamsSep 24, 20235 min read
Classic country-style comfort food. Italian Sausages and Lentils is a recipe as old as the mountains of Italy. Simple, earthy flavours take the stage in this super comforting one-pot dish.
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The Best Oktoberfest Recipes

ByJay WadamsSep 15, 20231 min read
The tents have been hoisted, the rides have been built and the beer is chilled. That’s right, it’s Oktoberfest time in Munich! Check out these delicious Bavarian and German recipes for celebrating at home!
Pumpkin and Feta Galette.

Pumpkin and Feta Galette

ByJay WadamsSep 2, 20234 min read
With golden roasted squash, lightly caramelised onion and tangy feta, my Pumpkin and Feta Galette makes a fabulous fall lunch. This free-form tart is made by hand, so no mixers or special dishes are necessary.
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Homemade Chocolate Popsicles

ByJay WadamsAug 1, 20235 min read
Forget the ice cream truck! You won’t believe how easy it is to make the most DELICIOUS Creamy Chocolate Popsicles at home with just 2 ingredients. The perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day, this delicious treat is so easy. The hardest part is waiting for your homemade fudgesicles to freeze!
Full of punchy, invigorating flavours and loads of fresh veg, Ginger Beef Stir Fry is made in minutes and tastes incredible. Get all your ingredients prepped before you start cooking and you’ll have dinner ready in a flash.

Ginger Beef Stir Fry

ByJay WadamsJul 30, 20235 min read
Full of punchy, invigorating flavours and loads of fresh veg, Ginger Beef Stir Fry is made in minutes and tastes incredible. Get all your ingredients prepped before you start cooking and you’ll have dinner ready in a flash.
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Hi! I’m Jay

Jay Wadams cook and photographer.

Welcome to Days of Jay!

I’m a cookbook author and food photographer, and Days of Jay is my website where I share easy, delicious recipes that you can cook at home.

My recipes are packed with loads of photos and useful tips and tricks to help you as you cook. These recipes are all inspired by healthy, seasonal ingredients and my travels across the globe, especially in Germany, Italy, Cyprus and Australasia.

I am so excited to have you here, so let’s dive in and get cooking!


Main Event
Sweet Things
cocktail hour
Fresh Blueberry Pie
German Blueberry Streusel Cake
Blueberry Friands
Homemade Vegetable Stock
One Pan Chicken and Orzo

The Summer Kitchen

The summer months bring us some of the most delicious and flavoursome food of the whole year. Sizzling grilled meats, crisp green salads and icy cold desserts are just some of the highlights!

Below you’ll find some of my favourite warm weather recipes, packed with fresh fruit and vegetables to keep you going all summer long.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

You know summer has officially arrived when the markets (and the garden) are absolutely full of zucchini. I love cooking with zucchini, as their creamy, delicate sweetness is the perfect partner for big, bold Italian flavours.  One of the best ways to cook these delicious…

Buchteln German Sweet Dumplings filled with fresh cherries and served with vanilla sauce

Buchteln (German Sweet Dumplings)

Buchteln, or German Sweet Yeast Dumplings are one of Germany’s best kept secrets. Not as famous outside the country as flashier dishes like Black Forest Cake or Bee Sting Cake, these soft, fruit filled rolls made from hefeteig are seriously delicious. Don’t be concerned if…

Coronation Chicken recipe title card.

Coronation Chicken

Here in London, coronation fever is in the air! With just over two weeks until the coronation of King Charles III, the capital is preparing for a massive celebration with bunting and street parties galore.  While we don’t know what will be on the menu…

Italian Roasted Peppes stuffed with tomatoes and goat's cheese served with rice

Italian Roasted Peppers

One of my all time favourite summer dishes is a big platter of Italian Roasted Peppers. This recipe is full of all those wonderful flavours that we associate with la dolce vita. I’m talking roasted and lightly charred peppers, stuffed with goat’s cheese, capers, fresh…

Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce

Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce

Is there anything better than a perfectly ripe, juicy summer tomato? When tomatoes are ripe and in season they are a wonderful reminder of how good simple food can be. It’s a taste of sunshine that, properly prepared, can last all through the year. In…

A picture of a classic Italian Lasagne al forno served with fresh green salad and a glass of white wine

Lasagna al Forno

An absolute classic of the Italian kitchen, Lasagne al Forno is one of the best-known and most popular pasta dishes in the world. Perfect for family dinners or prepping meals for the week, my classic lasagna recipe is foolproof and truly delicious. Buon Appetito! Table…


Below are some of my most popular dinner recipes, with simple ingredients and big flavours.
Creamy Smoked Fish Pie
Honey and Ginger Chicken
Roasted Feta Stuffed Mushrooms
Turkish Bulgue Salad Kisir
Easy Thai Beef Salad Recipe Card.
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My FAvourite German Cake REcipes

While people often associate Germany with pretzels and beer, it’s really all about coffee and cake!

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Easy German Cake Recipes