This is the only way that my family has been making, and eating, French Toast since I was a wee girl. The slices turn out wonderfully "eggy" tasting; just like the best of bread pudding. We would make it one of two ways: either dip and fry or overnight and bake. Each way has it's own merits, so I continue to make them with both versions, depending upon the time I have each weekend. Although we used only cinnamon-raisin bread as a child, I've used wheat, white, artisan and sourdough breads as an adult...but I always return to the original cinnamon-raisin bread as my hands down favourite.