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!