For selfportrait93, this is a special time of year: “[A]ll the pumpkins are gone from sight and everyone is looking forward to a season of eating, reunions, and holidays,” which marks the moment when The Monastery of the Angels begins baking its “famous pumpkin bread.”

The Monastery of the Angels, in case you didn’t know, is a fully operational Dominican nunnery operating in the Hollywood Hills. During certain seasons, it’s also where fantastic pumpkin bread is made (or, as some locals call it, “nunbread”). A loaf costs $10, but as some hounds note, it’s worth it because it’s not only tasty, it’s for a good cause.

It’s “sweet but not too sweet and with just enough hint of pumpkin and spices to make it a very filling treat,” says selfportrait93. “Sister Mary assured me that I will be coming back for more. And after the first two slices over a cup of freshly brewed coffee, I certainly will be returning and [will] part with my $10 for some heavenly treat. Will probably earn me some brownie points upstairs, too, I hope.”

The Monastery of the Angels [Hollywood]
1977 Carmen Avenue, Los Angeles

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