In a small saucepan, heat cottage cheese and 1 tablespoon butter until warm; set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together sugar, onion, dill, salt, baking soda and egg. Add dissolved yeast and cottage cheese mixture, stir until combined. Slowly add flour, stirring until combined, dough will be stiff.
Cover bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Stir down dough, but do not knead.
Pour dough into a well buttered bread pan, cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 40 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Brush with butter and sprinkle with coarse salt.