Mix the warm water with the sugar and yeast, and set aside.
Weigh out the two flours and mix in about 1/3 of the mixed herbs and the pinch of salt and lastly a little olive oil.
When the yeast and water mix has a good froth on it, mix it into the flour.
Bring together into a a dough and then knead for at least 10 minutes.
Put into an oiled bowl, cover and leave in a warm place until the dough has at least doubled in size.
Knock back the dough and divide into two equal amounts. Roll each half out into a long thin strip. Sprinkle a line of the mixed herbs along the middle of each strip and then fold the edges together and seal the edges. Roll each "sausage" a few times on the floured board.
Pinch one end of each "sausage" together and place on a lined baking tray. Lift the first over the second and then the second over the first. Repeat until the two ends can be pinched together and a ring has been formed. Pinch the two ends together and cover and leave for another couple of hours.
Pre-heat the oven to 160 C / Gas 2-3. Place a large shallow pan of water in the bottom of the oven.
When the loaf has risen, egg-wash the top and then bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
As for the herbs, the choice is yours. For me it's whatever I have the most of and my last one used basil, thyme and a mix of nasturtium leaves and flowers. I have also used sun-dried tomatoes and olives as the filling but with less success. Last year I was given a first prize for my 5-plait loaf so I have to keep up my standard hehe. I'll let you know how I get on this year, wish me luck!