As a newbie here, I really have to ask this..............what does a pre-ferment accomplish? I have a recipe for a Harvest Seeded loaf and it calls for a pre-ferment. Is it beneficial to do this even if the recipe doesn't call for it?
I have tried the Tang Zhong (don't know if I have spelled right) and was not impressed. I couldn't tell the difference in the loaf.
Right now I'm just wondering about pre-ferment.