Time for Peach Cobbler and Sparkling Moscato

Sparkling-Dazzlers.jpgIt was at one of California’s many summertime music festivals where I first encountered the peach cobbler of my dreams.

The mid-afternoon sun made the limited amount of shade a coveted commodity — yes, shade can be a commodity in such circumstances — and I found both shade and the cobbler in the festival’s “restaurant row.”

The cobbler was sweet but not too sweet, and a scoop of French vanilla ice cream on top cut that sweetness even more.

But I knew I had one more stop to make. I next walked over to the wine tent, where I not only enjoyed some more shade, but also ordered a glass of sparkling Moscato.

It made an absolutely perfect companion to the cobbler. And because I saved some of the ice cream for last, I was able to enjoy a second treat: French vanilla ice cream topped with sparkling Moscato.

Just thinking about it reminds me that it’s time to get my festival tickets for the summer of 2019. Meanwhile, I think I’ll make a batch of cobblers, using the recipe I obtained from that talented festival baker…



* 1/2 cup unsalted butter

* 1 cup all-purpose flour

* 2 cups sugar, divided

* 1 tablespoon baking powder

* Pinch of salt

* 1 cup milk

* 4 cups fresh peach slices

* 1 tablespoon lemon juice

* Ground cinnamon


  1. Melt butter in a 13-inch x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).
  3. Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Pour over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Allow cobbler to cool to room temperature, and then serve.
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