I had the food channel for a month and I got addicted to this TV show called Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The food showcased on that show was right up my alley - tasty, but not necessarily healthy, haha! One of those recipes was for French Toast.
I really don't know the millions of variations of this dish, but on this show, it was the first time I ever saw French Toast made with a baguette. Cut the bread into sections about the size of a fist, and let it soak in a concoction of eggs, milk, brown suger and a squirt of vanilla extract overnight. The next day, pan fry each side to seal it and toss the whole thing in the oven for a bit. Serve on a plate with some fruits and drown it in whatever syrup is handy. I used maple syrup, but Aunt Jamima's will do.
The end result is a toasty-on-the-outside, soft-and-moist-on-the-inside French Toast that isn't soggy before it even hits your plate.