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Torta Caprese al Limone
French Pot Roast Chicken
Cinnamon Star Bread
Cinnamon Star Cookies – Zimtsterne
Real German Sauerbraten
Jay Wadams

WELCOME!

Hi! I’m 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 and Australasia.

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

It’s Getting Cooler…


Long summer evenings are coming to an end, and while the days are still warm, there’s a chill in the air and the leaves have started to turn to gold.

This is my favourite time of year, when we can dust off the soup bowls and enjoy some warming comfort food. Below are some of my favourite recipes for autumn or fall.

White Wine Poached Pears

White Wine Poached Pears

Tender and sweet, White Wine Poached Pears filled with creamy mascarpone are a light and fragrant dinner party dessert.
French Pot Roast Chicken

French Pot Roast Chicken

A heart-warming classic, French Pot Roast Chicken or ‘Poulet au Pot’ is a terrific recipe for beautifully juicy, tender chicken with flavoursome root vegetables and a rich gravy. As a bonus, it’s all cooked in one pot so less washing up!
Pumpkin and Ginger Soup

Pumpkin and Ginger Soup

With plenty of ginger and bright and zesty orange, silky Pumpkin and Ginger Soup is like a burst of sunshine in a bowl. A delicious recipe to keep you warm when it’s grey and cool outside.
German Beef Rouladen (Rinderrouladen)

German Beef Rouladen (Rinderrouladen)

My Authentic German Rouladen Recipe is a real family favourite. This traditional German dish is made from thinly sliced beef, stuffed with bacon, onions, pickles and mustard, all simmered in a rich gravy to fork-tender perfection.
Pumpkin and Feta Galette

Pumpkin and Feta Galette

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.
Zwetschgendatschi – Bavarian Plum Tart

Zwetschgendatschi – Bavarian Plum Tart

Zwetschgendatschi or Bavarian Plum Tart is a glorious late summer baked treat made from crumbly sweet pastry and a topping of juicy Zwetschgen or Prune Plums.

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Torta Caprese al Limone

Torta Caprese al Limone

ByJay WadamsNov 26, 20224 min read
Torta Caprese al Limone is a classic chocolate cake from the Italian island of Capri. With a mouthwatering combination of almonds, lemon and white chocolate and a soft and fudgy interior. Bonus: Gluten-free! .
French Pot Roast Chicken

French Pot Roast Chicken

ByJay WadamsNov 25, 20225 min read
A heart-warming classic, French Pot Roast Chicken or ‘Poulet au Pot’ is a terrific recipe for beautifully juicy, tender chicken with flavoursome root vegetables and a rich gravy. As a bonus, it’s all cooked in one pot so less washing up!
Cinnamon Star Bread

Cinnamon Star Bread

ByJay WadamsNov 24, 20225 min read
One of my favourite Christmas bakes is Cinnamon Star Bread. With the delicious flavour of cinnamon rolls, this sweet bread recipe makes a beautiful loaf to feed a crowd. It is also actually much simpler than it looks, relying on clever cutting and twisting of the layers of dough to achieve the beautiful design.
Cinnamon Star Cookies – Zimtsterne

Cinnamon Star Cookies – Zimtsterne

ByJay WadamsNov 20, 20225 min read
The ultimate German Christmas cookie, Zimtsterne of Cinnamon Star Cookies should be in every Christmas bakers arsenal.
Real German Sauerbraten

Real German Sauerbraten

ByJay WadamsNov 18, 20225 min read
One of the most delicious and traditional ways to serve beef roast, my authentic German Sauerbraten recipe is made from beef that has been marinated in wine, vinegar and spices, then slow-roasted to fork-tender perfection. Serve with red cabbage and potato dumplings for a proper German feast!
New Zealand Louise Cake

New Zealand Louise Cake

ByJay WadamsNov 17, 20223 min read
Made from crumbly, buttery shortcake topped with a layer of tart berry jam and crispy coconut meringue. Louise cake is one of New Zealand’s favourite sweet treats!
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LOOKING FOR DINNER INSPIRATION?


Below are some of my most popular dinner recipes, with simple ingredients but big flavours.
Summer Roast Vegetable Salad
Maple Glazed Pork Chops
Pork Medallions and Peppers
Flammkuchen (German Pizza)
Garlic Butter Mussels au Gratin
Roasted Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

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