I used an artisan french bread for my topping and the dish turned out so heavenly, I had to make it again! I highly recommend using the fresh herbs called for, but if you have to substitute with dry, I'm sure you could and would still taste yummy.
I made this dish for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I used salt rising bread for the topping. I will definitely make this dish again. It will make a great brunch dish.