Piquillo Pepper and Almond Morning Buns

Piquillo Pepper and Almond Morning Buns
Piquillo Pepper and Almond Morning BunsEmma Star Jensen

Tartine’s sweet morning bun has been the darling of San Francisco pastry lovers for years. Lead viennoisier Fausto Eche­verria’s savory version trades the bun’s sugary cinnamon-orange streusel filling for a piquillo pepper and almond mixture inspired by Catalan romesco sauce. The kitchen team at Tartine roasts and preserves their own fresh piquillo peppers, but a good-quality jarred version is a fine substitute. After baking, sprinkle the warm buns with finely shredded Manchego.