Go make a batch. Use good Italian bread for it -- gives it a bit of character. Or sourdough. Or challah. Use cream or half-and-half instead of milk. Add a bit of sugar to the batter.
Fry it, but not too much -- you want a bit of that custard that has soaked into the bread to still be there.
Sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar. And lots of butter. And real maple syrup. Mmmmm.