Lavender Herb Bread

1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup lowfat cottage cheese
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp. butter or stick margarine
1 tsp. dried lavender buds
1 tsp. fresh lemon thyme, minced
1/2 tbsp. fresh basil, minced
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water. In a larger bowl, mix together the cottage cheese, honey, butter, herbs, baking soda and eggs. Stir in the yeast mixture. Gradually add flour to form a stiff dough, beating well after each addition. Cover and let rise about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk. Stir the dough down with a large wooden spoon. Place in a well greased 1 1/2 or 2 qt. casserole. Allow to rise 30 to 40 minutes, or until doubled in bulk. Bake at 350 F. for one hour. When finished, remove and turn onto a cooling rack,. Brush top with butter while warm.