1In a medium bowl, stir together 1/4 cup flour, yeast, baking soda, sugar and garlic powder. Add the warm water and melted butter and stir on medium speed with an electric mixer (I used a stand mixer with the paddle attachment) for 2 minutes. Add the cottage cheese, egg, salt and 1/2 cup flour and beat for another 2 minutes. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour and the Parmesan cheese and beat until you have a stiff, sticky batter. Place in a greased 1.5 L casserole dish, cover and leave for an hour.
2When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350F. Bake the loaf for 45 minutes, until golden and hollow sounding when tapped on the bottom. Cool slightly before cutting, if you can manage to wait.