Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumpling Soup

Cut up chicken and plate in kettle with water, bouillon cubes, peppercorns and cloves. Simmer 1 1/2 hours until tender. Remove chicken, cut meat from bones, discarding skin and bones. Cut chicken into pieces. Skim broth and strain out spices. Return meat to broth. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 2 to 3 hours longer. To make dumplings, sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Combine egg, melted butter and milk and add to flour mixture, stirring quickly just until smooth. Drop by spoon evenly around over boiling soup. Cover tightly and simmer 18 minutes until done without peeking. Serves 12.