Rinse the dried white beans and put in a pot. Pour cold water over beans, until covered. Set aside to soak for 4 hours.
Take beans, 12 cups of water, garlic, sage, bay leaf, and 2 tbsp olive oil in a large saucepan. Cover with a lid, and bring to a simmer, over medium-low heat, for about an hour. Simmer on low, while stirring occasionally until beans are tender, about 1-2 hours. We want a slow simmer for best flavor.
Remove the saucepan from the heat, to allow the beans to cool, about 15 minutes.
Drain beans, and drizzle with 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, pepper, and granulated garlic - all to taste. Mash with potato masher until 2/3 mashed or desired consistency.
Spread on crostini, french bread, or cracker, garnish with fresh sage and enjoy!
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