This recipe came about because my older sister requested 'anything red velvet' when I was baking for the family but I didn't have enough time to make a full cake. What that brief turned into was a delightful bite sized treat perfect to add a dash of colour to an afternoon tea tray.
If you can't find buttermilk, combine 1/2 tablespoon of white wine vinegar with 110ml of regular milk.
Paste is best, but liquid can be used. Add in small amounts, increasing as needed. I used about 1/4 teaspoon of paste, but this can change depending on the brand used. It is completely up to you how intense you want the colour.