Mix in large bowl:
1 Cup flour
1 Package active dry yeast
1 Tablespoon onion (firmly chopped)
2 Teaspoons dill seed (dried)
1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
Heat (just until warm 115-120 degrees stirring constantly):
1 Cup cottage cheese (cream style)
1/4 Cup water
1/4 Cup shortening
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Teaspoon salt
Add to dry mixture:
Beat at low speed of electric mixer, 30 seconds. Scraping bowl. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. By hand stir in 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups flour to make soft dough. Knead until smooth (about 5 minutes). Place in greased bowl, turn once. Cover. Let rise until double, about 1 hour. Punch down, cover, let rest 10 minutes. Shape into loaf, place in greased 9x5x3" loaf pan. Cover and let rise until almost double. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from pan. Brush with melted butter and top with dill seed.
This is a good soft dough recipe that can easily be made into a variety of shapes including cloverleaf rolls and crescent rolls. We've even use for cinnamon roll dough as well. It is an easy recipe to make, and very good.