Here's my take on making steamed bread, which is super popular nowadays. Try this recipe if you're too troubled to bring out the steamer, since you can also prepare some easily in a frying pan.
To prevent the hot water splashing onto the bread, be extra careful with the amount of water you use. Also take care when you're removing it from the pan. You can prevent the hot water from dripping if you double the liners (or place muffin cups inside), in which case you'd only need to lift out the cups inside.