Paul Hollywood & Prue Leith Answer Baking Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED

The Great American Baking Show judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith recently appeared in a video by WIRED, answering Twitter's most frequently asked baking questions. The baking experts answered an array of baking queries, providing their expert advice and tips on some of the burning questions baker enthusiasts may have.

One of the most interesting questions answered by Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith was "is yeast alive?" The duo stated that, yes, yeast is indeed alive, and the organisms are what give bread its rise and unique flavor. They advised beginner bakers to ensure their yeast is active and alive before adding it to their bread dough by activating it in warm water with sugar. Hollywood emphasized that it's also important to ensure the water used to activate yeast is not too hot, which could kill the yeast.

Another question asked to the judges was about the difference between baking soda and baking powder. Prue Leith explained that baking soda is a base, which means it needs an acid to react with in order to create carbon dioxide and help the baked goods rise. On the other hand, baking powder already contains an acid that reacts with the baking soda to allow