I'm new to baking bread and eveything I have made has turned out spectacular so far. However, I have one problem. While the taste is amazine, as is the smell, when I try making things like Italian bread that is nice fluffy on the inside and crusty golden crust, I end up with soft pretzel texture--extremely tender and delicious, but not what im looking for.
I use all organic ingredients and that includes yeast. When I was in paris I was told by a Parisian baker that organic yeast doesnt work as well as non-organic yeast. I believe he said something about it not rising as well. Is this true?
and if not, What can I do to get that nice fluffy on the inside and cursty on the outside loaf i've been craving.