[Seoul] For those who love scones, Layered 레이어드 would be the ideal dessert paradise.
Upon entering the store, I was greeted with a massive spread of scones and cakes which came in an assortment of sweet and savoury flavours.
I get thrilled seeing a dessert spread like this, all displayed out with the buttery aroma filling the air whenever I visit an overseas bakery.
We do not see many bakeries in Singapore do this, but this could be due to a mixture of reasons from humidity, food hygiene, compliance yada yada.
Going through the sweet selections, flavours available were such as Double Chocolate, Matcha and Salted Caramel.
I picked the Earl Grey Scone (KRW4,500, SGD5.20) which was baked till golden brown and puffed with layered texture.
The base was dense and crusty, but slightly dry to my liking. It was then well complemented with the earl grey spread. Though I secretly wished for a more generous serving of spread.
As sweet scones are kind of norm, I was actually more interested in the range of savoury options.
There were flavours such as Classic Butter, Double Cheese and Garlic Cream Scones selling at around KRW 4,500 to 5000 (SGD5.50).
My attention was drawn to the signature Basil Pesto Scone (KRW 4,500, SGD5.20) which came with fresh-earthy notes from the basil pesto spread on same scone base.
While this is their signature item, I reckoned not every customer would be a basil and pesto fan.
The same recipe was probably being used as the taste of sweet and savoury scones were generally similar with little variation.
Hence, it does get a bit “jelak” for having too many mouthful.
So how “English” are their scones?
According to my online research, British scones are supposed to be soft, moist, buttery and come with cake-like texture due to the difference in making process compared to American scones.
While they claim to make their scones using British homemade recipe, the product turned out to resemble taste and texture of American scones – stiff and crusty with biscuit-like texture.
Food for thought?
If scones are not your thing, other comfort cake options such as Chocolate Brownie, Grandmama Carrot Cake and Butter Cake are also available from KRW 5,000 to 7,000 (SGD6 to 8)
As the place is also conveniently located along the way to Bukchon Hanok Village, probably a good spot to get your breakfast and caffeine fix to fuel the day for more #OOTD.
2-3 Bukchon-ro 2-gil, Jae-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 재동 북촌로2길 2-3
Opening Hours: 8.00am – 10.00pm (Mon – Fri), 10.00am – 10.00pm (Sat – Sun)
Google Maps – Layered
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* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.