Monastery of the Angles in Los Angeles
Every year when I make this, people go crazy over it and I'm always asked for the recipe. It's the easiest thing I make during the holidays and is absolutely moist and delicious. Makes a great hostess gift or to take into work or just to give as a gift for any deserving person in your life.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
3 1/2 cups flour
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup oil
2/3 cup water
2 cups pumpkin, cooked & mashed or 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
puree (I like Libby's best over generic or other brands)
1 1/2 cups walnuts
If desired add chopped walnut halves for decoration on top
In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
combine eggs, oil, water, and pumpkin and mix well.
Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Add chopped walnuts.
Turn into three greased 8 X 4-inch loaf pans. I line the pans with foil and use no stick spray too. Comes out perfect.
Top with a few walnut halves.
Bake for one hour or until a wood pick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean.
Cool before removing from the pans. If freezing, wrap first in cellophane then put in freezer bags. Taste perfect when defrosted. Will last for months but it's so popular, it goes fast.