A Beginner's Question!
I am back into baking bread after a 20 year break (kids!). I read the books and they talk about a fermentation step and a proofing step. Except for the shaping, is there really a difference. In both cases the dough is rising. Am I being too simplistic in the way I look at this? This is more for my understanding than for the actual bread making (though it is alway good to better understand what you are doint!). Thanks, in advance, for any replies.