Basic caramel: 1 cup granulated sugar and tsp fresh lemon juice. The caramel will harden quickly upon cooling. Great for a garnish.
A Recipe For Rich Dark Fruit Cake--- this one looks most like Grandma& recipe. She made it weeks ahead, wrapped it in cheesecloth. I am not sure what she soaked hers in. This one is soaked in brandy.
Vanilla Rum Panna Cotta with Salted Caramel from Barefoot Contessa. In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin on 3 tablespoons of cold water. Stir and set aside for