French toast is a dish that when prepared correctly can be decadent, but when prepared incorrectly it can be a disastrous mess. To make the perfect French toast there are a few things you need to consider and a few tricks I have picked up through the years.
Your first consideration should be what type of bread to use. There are a tremendous amount of choices that would qualify for an appropriate bread, sandwich bread not being one of them. A few of the choices would be French bread, Italian bread, brioche , ciabatta, raisin bread, or even one of my favorites croissants. For years I made our French toast using sandwich bread, but no matter what I did or how long I cooked it, the results were always soggy. Toasting the bread helped, but using a denser-style bread is essential if you want to keep the sogginess to a minimum.