Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

° 4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken meat
° 2 small carrots, sliced
° 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
° 3 Irish potatoes, cubed
° 5 small onions
° 5 cups of water
° salt to taste
° ground black pepper to taste
° 1 bay leaf
° 3 stalks of celery
° 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
° 2 cups all-purpose flour
° ½ teaspoon of salt
° 1 teaspoon baking powder
° 4 tablespoons melted chicken fat
*Step by step
Placing chicken in  saucepan. Add salt and pepper, a pinch of cayenne pepper, a bay leaf and a handful of celery tops. Cover with water and cook until fully cooked. Discard the bay leaf. Add the vegetables and continue cooking until the vegetables are almost cooked.
Meanwhile, prepare the dumplings. Mix flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, baking powder, chicken fat. Mix in enough water to make a stiff paste. Divide the dough into three parts. Roll out, and cut into squares.
Add 1/3 meatballs to the simmering chicken and cook for 5 minutes. Add another third and cook for 5 more minutes. Add the remaining third and cook for 5 more minutes. To serve.
Enjoy !