levains, or preferments?
I had good success last week and now want to try again (sorry ;-) )
My starter is lovely and treating me very nicely thanks to all of you. But, now I need to get clear in my mind what is a levain, what is a preferment--are they different in some way, or just different words for the same thing? I understand that I must feed my starter and let it build, then do a levain, or a preferment and let it build then do the dough--do you have any time schedules you like to use. I still feel like I am in an elevator and people keep pushing the wrong buttons and I never get to my floor! Up down up down up . .. .