I am attempting to make Sea Buckthorn jelly (as in jam jelly rather than gelatin jelly), but am having an issue with straining the juice.
Here's what I have done so far:
- freeze the berries on the branches (this makes them much easier to pick)
- defrost the berries, this resulted in some liquid already in with the berries, so I didn't add any more before boiling
- boiled the berries for a few minutes, about 10, to break them up a little
- pushed the berries though a coarse sieve to crush them and remove seeds & pulp.
I'm now on the stage where I'm supposed to strain the resultant juice through a jelly bag - I have left the mixture in the bag overnight and it doesn't seem to have moved.
I suppose the bag is clogged with fruit pulp, and the rest of the juice most likely will not go through.
Is there anything I can do a make the remaining juice go through? I have been told never to squeeze the jelly bag as this will make the jelly cloudy.
I am happy to accept cloudy jelly on this first attempt if there is nothing that can be done; but in that case, what can be done in the future?