It may seem warmer than usual but most "quick-mix" methods combine the flour, yeast and sugar and very warm water (120° to 130°). It is often faster than the traditional method that requires the added step of first dissolving the yeast in warm water (105° to 115°)
To shape gumdrops like flames gently roll and pinch them between fingers or on a heavily sugared surface.
Like other yeast breads, this holiday bread needs time to rise. Be sure to plan ahead.