Hi, sorry I've been so long in answering but I am such a numpty I went the wrong way in posting and my words got lost in the ether!!
Here's the recipe for chilled orange and carrot soup. Hope you like it. (4 servings)
Just enough oil to soften the vegetables. (I don't use butter for chilled soups, it seems cloying to me)
½ kilo carrots
1 largish onion
1½ pints chicken stock
grated zest of 1 orange
Juice of 4 oranges
salt and pepper and a pinch of sugar if needed.
Cream to swirl on top of soup.
Soften the onion and carrots in the oil - about 10 minutes.
Add stock and simmer until vegetables are soft.
Blitz until a puree.
Let the soup cool a little then add the orange juice and zest.
Taste and add salt and pepper if required and also a pinch of sugar if liked.
Chill and serve with a swirl of cream.