Allumettes à la toscane are puff pastry strips topped with parmesan cheese.
To make them, a ball of puff pastry is rolled into a sheet 1/2 cm (1/4 inch) thick, then sprinkled generously with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
The sheet of pastry is then cut into rectangles 7 to 8 cm (3 inches) in width.
The pastry rectangles are then baked for 15 minutes at 200 C (400 F / gas mark 6.)
New Larousse Gastronomique. Paris: Librairie Larousse. English edition 1977.