If you mix all the ingredients thoroughly when cold (with the exception of the butter and vanilla) instead of tempering the egg yolks and then adding, and stir the mixture with a wisk constantly while cooking till thick, you can avoid the whole seive business.
Its smooth as silk if stirred properly.
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This is the best vanilla pudding I have ever tasted. It's deliciously rich, creamy and flavorful.