You have all seen them, candy kitchens in tourist areas. They beckon to you with come-hither smells of all good things chocolate. Some offer fudge and sometimes raspberry fudge. My husband brought home samples from Solvang, the Danish community in California, and from The Old Quarter, a shop on the historic streets of the oldest European city in North America, St. Augustine, Florida. Those were good fudges, rich, smooth, tasting of chocolate and raspberry. The trouble is, there are no fudge shops near where we live so the only thing left to do is make it ourselves.
This is a recipe in progress and it may change yet again when we make the next batch. This version makes a nice soft fudge, rich in raspberry flavor, and as a neighbor says, like a chocolate raspberry truffle. Part of the flavor is from the Lorann flavorings and part from the raspberry jam(which we thinks accounts for the soft, creamy texture).