Originating in France, baguettes are made from basic lean dough. It is recognizable by its length and crisp crust. The supposed history of baguettes is an interesting one. A law in the 1920's was put in place to keep bakers from working before 4 am, this didn't give them time to make proper rounded loaves. Making slender baguettes was a simple solution to this problem since they bake more rapidly.