In a large bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer), mix together the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let sit 10 minutes, or until activated and foamy.
Add the flour, salt, herbs, and spices. Mix together with a fork.
Use your hands (or a dough hook on a stand mixer) to knead together into a ball.
Remove dough to a lightly floured counter and knead by hand, about 7-8 minutes, or until you have a semi-smooth cohesive dough. You can also mix with a stand mixer if you prefer.
Cover dough in a small amount of oil and place back in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and a towel, and set somewhere warm to rise, for about an hour.
Cut dough into four.
Roll each quarter into a ball and place on a lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic and a towel and let rise somewhere warm for about 30 minutes or so.
Mix together the egg and a tablespoon of water and brush over each dough ball.
Bake at 400 °F for 25-30 minutes, or until done.