“Do you have any ideas for a name?” J asked as we lazed by the river after yet another sumptuous lunch in Yangshuo (more to come on Yangshuo soon). J’s mother, affectionately known as Auntie Jen, is an avid baker who loves to bring happiness to those around her with her baked goodies. After receiving many positive comments from relatives and friends about her pineapple tarts, Auntie Jen decided to set up a bakery to share her goodies with more people. Even though we didn’t give any particularly helpful ideas for a name, J and her sisters worked their magic and just a month later… Sunrise Bakehouse was born.
Her pineapple tarts are available in three sizes- the largest in an air-tight mason jar. Prices start at 18 dollars for a box of 24 tarts and are still available for pre-order on their website here. Now what about her tarts? Auntie Jen’s pineapple tarts are bite-sized and each tart is topped with egg wash that has turned a lovely golden-orange colour. The filling is chewy with a tinge of sweetness and doesn’t turn dry easily. The crust is very buttery and delicate to touch. Perhaps the nicest way to welcome the new year is with the wave of the aroma that greets you when you open the lid for the very first time.
It’s hard to put a price on the labour of love and I think the price reflects the amount of effort that Auntie Jen and her three daughters have put in to making these tarts available for so many people to try. I cannot imagine the number of late nights they spent baking in the kitchen and packaging these tarts in time for Chinese New Year. Auntie Jen must be so proud of her daughters for being so dedicated to helping her.
I can’t wait to see what plans they have in store for the future!